Flag of Suriname

Flag of Suriname

Suriname, also known as the Republic of Suriname is a country in South America. It shares borders with French Guiana, Guyana and Brazil. Its official language is Dutch and its capital and largest city is Paramaribo.

24th October is a public holiday when Surinamese people of Indian descent celebrate Diwali, or “the Festival of Lights”. To celebrate, people visit local Hindu temples and light lanterns known as diyas which decorate their houses.

The flag of Suriname was adopted in November 1975. The design consists of five unequal horizontal bands of green, white, red, white and green. The larger central red band features a yellow five-pointed star at its center.

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