The Liberian Declaration of Independence is a document adopted by the Liberian Constitutional Convention on 16 July 1847 to announce that the Commonwealth of Liberia, a colony founded and controlled by the private American Colonization Society, was now an independent state known as the Republic of Liberia. The Declaration was written by Hilary Teague and adopted simultaneously with first Constitution of Liberia. The anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration and accompanying Constitution is celebrated as Independence Day in Liberia.
Flag Day is a public holiday in Liberia. A flag is not only the marker of a country, but its color and designs allow one to know about the past history and future of the country. Liberians come together on August 24 every year to celebrate Flag Day. It is a national holiday declared in Liberia to observe the making and the symbolic meaning of the Liberian national flag.
Saturday was a night of festiveness and tribute, as the Liberian Organization of the Piedmont (LOP) celebrated Liberian Flag and Independence Day at the Odd Fellows Club House. The West African nation’s Declaration of Independence was adopted the same day as its constitution – July 26, 1847 – by the former American slaves who settled the country. Flag Day is Aug. 24 and is celebrated with grand parades in Liberia. Click to read the full story.