Events  Vanuatu Independence Day
30/07/201400:00 TV5MONDE

Vanuatu, officially known as the Republic of Vanuatu, is located in the South Pacific Ocean. Located approximately 2,000 kilometers east of northern Australia.

Vanuatu Independence Day

Vanuatu celebrates their Independence Day on July 30th to commemorate its freedom from the British and French rule in 1980. This archipelago of 83 islands is located about 2,000 miles northeast of Australia.

Independence Day of Vanuatu: The Celebration

The Independence Day that marked an end of the joint colonial rule in Vanuatu is a national holiday.

The week-long Independence Day celebrations are held throughout the country. The celebrations are a mix of patriotic activities, army parades, dancing groups, and more.

Flag of Vanuatu

The flag of Vanuatu was adopted in February 13, 1980.

The flag is divided into three sectors – Red horizontal band, green horizontal band, and a black triangle. A yellow strand runs from the left through the middle of the flag, separating the red and green bands with a black outline delineating the yellow strand. The black triangle has a motif of a boar’s tust with two fern leaves inside it.

Colors of the Flags:

The color black in the flag signifies Melanesian people that make up majority of its population. Green represents fertile land. Yellow epitomizes Christianity and peace. Boar’s tust is a Vanuatu symbol, representing prosperity and success.
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