A horizontal tri-colour of green, yellow and red and a star in the middle is Ethiopia’s flag flying high all day on Monday.
Speaking at the 10th Ethiopian Flag Day celebration, the nation’s president Mulatu Teshome said: “A flag for us Ethiopians has a special meaning. Our flag is emblem of our freedom and sovereignty which we kept intact through generations. It’s also symbol of our democratic unity.”
Proud Ethiopians across the country were seen singing and changing for the love of their flag and its day. Ethiopia’s nationwide Flag Day was also attended by the country’s Officials, Addis Ababa based diplomats, the army and police.
Thousands from different walks of life were also part of the colourful event.
Besides celebrating national identity Ethiopia wants to achieve country-wide unity through celebrating this day. Many observers say this plan, although it faces many challenges, can be achieved.