August 24 is National Flag Day in Liberia, a day set aside to commemorate and celebrate the adoption of the national flag on that date in 1847.
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The adoption of Liberia’s flag followed close on the heels of their declaration of independence on 16 July 1847. Thus, Flag Day and Independence Day are only a month apart in Liberia.
The Liberian flag looks much like the US flag, but some of the symbolism differs. The 11 red and white horizontal stripes stand for the 11 signatures on Liberia’s declaration of independence. The blue field in the upper left hand corner stands for the African mainland, while the single white star indicates that Liberia was the first free black republic in all Africa.
On National Flag Day, there are numerous flag-hoisting ceremonies throughout Liberia, and you’ll see the flag on display on public and private buildings. There are also parades of both the Armed Forces and of school kids.