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Bolivia's Flag Day Celebrations

IN PICTURES: Every year, Bolivia celebrates its national flag.

On Aug. 17, 1825, 11 days after Bolivia declared its independence from Spain, the first Bolivian flag and crest were created. Celebrated every year in the land-locked South American country, the day is one of festivities as parades hit the streets and school children recite poems in honor of the nation's tri-colored flag.

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School children carry the Bolivian flag during a parade in La Paz
School children carry the Bolivian flag during a parade in La Paz Photo:teleSUR
Tens of thousands of people all over Bolivia celebrate flag day every August.
Tens of thousands of people all over Bolivia celebrate flag day every August. Photo:teleSUR
Every August 17th Bolivian
Every August 17th Bolivian's commemorate the country's first flag from 1825. Photo:teleSUR
Young Bolivians normally sing the national anthem on flag day during official parades.
Young Bolivians normally sing the national anthem on flag day during official parades. Photo:teleSUR
School children also recite poems in honor of their red-yellow-green national flag.
School children also recite poems in honor of their red-yellow-green national flag. Photo:teleSUR
Red represents blood lost during the battles for independence, yellow to mark mineral richness and green represents territory.
Red represents blood lost during the battles for independence, yellow to mark mineral richness and green represents territory. Photo:teleSUR
Marching bands play the national anthem and other patriotic hymns on flag day.
Marching bands play the national anthem and other patriotic hymns on flag day. Photo:teleSUR
A young Bolivian boy dresses up in a patriotic uniform during a parade in La Paz.
A young Bolivian boy dresses up in a patriotic uniform during a parade in La Paz. Photo:teleSUR
Bolivia recently celebrated 191 years of independence from Spain.
Bolivia recently celebrated 191 years of independence from Spain. Photo:teleSUR
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