Yellow symbolizes sovereignty and justice, blue for nobility, loyalty and vigilance, and red for valor, honor, generosity and victory acheived at the cost of bloodshed. According to another interpretation the yellow stands for universal liberty, the blue is for equality of all races and social classes before God and the law and red for fraternity.
Flag Date of Adoption
26 November 1861
three horizontal bands of yellow (top, double-width), blue, and red; similar to the flag of Ecuador, which is longer and bears the Ecuadorian coat of arms superimposed in the center
Colombia National Anthem
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The words to Colombia's anthem were written by a four-time president of the nation. President Rafael Nú ñez and the music was composed by Oreste Sindici. The anthem was first performed on November 11 1887 and was officially adopted on July 4, 1946. On TV broadcasts and all events, the chorus, first verse and chorus once again are sung