This page is part of © FOTW Flags Of The World website

Colegio Nacional José Gálvez (Peru)

Last modified: 2021-08-25 by rob raeside
Keywords: colegio nacional josé gálvez |
Links: FOTW homepage | search | disclaimer and copyright | write us | mirrors

club flag image by Ivan Sache, 13 July 2014
See also:

Description of the flag

Colegio José Gálvez was established on 10 November 1936 in Cajabamba (Cajamarca Department). Classes started on 2 June 1943 in a house rented from Gustavo Ramal Llave and eventually acquired in 1947. New buildings were inaugurated in 1985. The institute is named for the lawyer, professor and liberal politician José Gabriel Gálvez Egúsquiza (1819-1868). Appointed Secretary of War and Navy in 1865, Gálvez was killed on 2 May 1866 during the attack of Callao by a Spanish fleet, becoming a hero of the South American independence.
The flag of the institute is vertically divided red-blue. Every year, "andinists" (mountain climbers) from Colegio José Gálvez  (ex-alumni, teachers and parents) celebrate the anniversary of "andinism" (initiated in 1954) on the top of Mt. Chochoconday, which dominates the town of Cajabamba. They hoist the national flag and the institute's flag and sing the institute's anthem.
Sources: - Cajamarca Sucesos, 4 June 2014 - Photo, 2012 - Photo, 2012 - Asi es Cajabamba, 18 January 2012 - Asi es Cajabamba, 10 December 2008
Ivan Sache, 13 July 2014