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Peru / Piruw; República del Perú, Republic of Peru

Last modified: 2023-10-03 by rob raeside
Keywords: peru | piruw | muchik | anthem | bandera nacional para izar | national day |
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Flag of Peru C--/C-- 2:3 image by António Martins, 14 Jul 1999
See also: External links:
  • Jaume Ollé’s web page on Peruvian flags
  • 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

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

National Flag at the London 2012 Olympics

The protocol manual for the London 2012 Olympics (Flags and Anthems Manual London 2012 [loc12]) provides recommendations for national flag designs. Each NOC was sent an image of the flag, including the PMS shades, for their approval by LOCOG. Once this was obtained, LOCOG produced a 60 x 90 cm version of the flag for further approval. So, while these specs may not be the official, government, version of each flag, they are certainly what the NOC believed the flag to be.
For Peru: PMS 186 red. The vertical flag is simply the horizontal version turned 90 degrees clockwise.
Ian Sumner, 10 October 2012

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