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Peru / Piruw; República del Perú, Republic of Peru

Last modified: 2009-09-12 by antónio martins
Keywords: peru | piruw | muchik | anthem | bandera nacional para izar | national day |
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Flag of Peru
image by António Martins, 14 Jul 1999
See also: External links:
  • Símbolos de Perú
    A Spanish-language website about the national symbols, set up by the Peruvian Government.
    reported by Jan Oskar Engene, 15 Feb 1996
  • Símbolos Pátrios
    reported by Dov Gutterman, 14 Jun 2003
  • The Peruvian Ministry of External Relations explains the use of the four different national flags at its official website
    Joe McMillan, 05 Nov 2002

  • Peru flag legislation (in Spanish)
    reported by Dov Gutterman, 01 Jun 2001

About the flag

The the plain triband is the bandera nacional, confirmed as the pabellón nacional by Decree No. 1323 of 31 March 1950.
Christopher Southworth, 05 Oct 2003

According to the Peruvian Ministry of External Relations (at, this is the bandera nacional para izar (national flag for hoisting). Plain red-white-red triband; for use on private buildings, houses, vessels, factories, etc., on patriotic holidays and as directed by law or special decree. (See also the other three national flags: pabellón nacional para izar, bandera de guerra and estandarte.)
Joe McMillan, 05 Nov 2002

The Album 2000 [pay00] says:

Civil Flag. C--/C-- 2:3

Red-white-red vertical triband.
Željko Heimer, 31 Oct 2002

According to [a8m86] the flag without arms is used as civil flag and ensign, whereas the flag with arms is used as state and war flag/ensign. Both the flag and the arms have been adopted by law on 25/2/1825.
Nicolas Rucks, 16 Feb 2000

Flag use on National Holiday

In Peru, I’ve been told, every citizen has to fly a national flag on national day, too. Doesn’t matter how poor a hut is, every building is flying the national flag.
J. Patrick Fischer, 31 Dec 2004

According to the English Wikipedia, this would be July 28-29th, a two-day official patriotic celebration.
António Martins, 20 Feb 2007

Flag related anthem

From: this website (link broken as of 22 Feb 2005, Ivan Sache):


Arriba, arriba, arriba el Perú
y su enseña gloriosa inmortal,
llevad en alto siempre
la bandera nacional.

Tal la llevaron con gloria y honor,
héroes peruanos de invencible ardor.

Arriba, arriba siempre la bandera nacional.

Es la bandera del Perú,
de rojo y blanco color,
cual llamarada de amor,
que en Ayacucho y en Junín
victoriosa amaneció con el
sol de la Libertad!!!

Ivan Sache, 29 Feb 2000

Other peruvian flags

I received already infos from Peru, including 1 native tribe flag (Muchik), 1 ethnic flag (Peruvians of japanese orign), and also flags of some Ministries; Army, Navy and Air Force; Peruvian Diplomatic Academy and Peruvian Lawyers College. Unfortunately those infos will be available in my Bulletin [frp] only in 2001 (next millenium).
Jaume Ollé, 01 Dec 1999

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