The Peruvian flag consist of a vertical triband of two red bands on the outside with a white band in the middle, and the Peruvian coat of arms in the center. Red represents the blood that was spilled in the country’s fight for independence, and white represents peace and bravery. The Peruvian coat of arms consists of a palm branch on the left and a laurel on the right, tied together at the bottom by a ribbon. In the center of these is a shield which has a vicuna, the national animal, a cinchona tree, a common tree in the country, and a cornucopia full of coins, representing the mineral wealth of the country. Lastly, above the shield is a Holm oak Civic Crown crown, which represents victory and glory. This flag was adopted on February 25th, 1824.