The color red signifies the bloodshed fallen while achieving Peruvian independence. Legend has it that red flamingos flying across a white cloudy sky from which the inspiration for the colors came. This 3×5 flag is an easy setup with a double stitching design and two grommets on the left side. The story goes that inspiration for the flag came when Jose San Martin landed in the southern coastal town of Paracas in 1820 to launch the invasion of Peru and he saw a flock of flamingos take flight. Others say that the white represents peace and the red is the blood from the fighters of their freedom.