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1961: First raising of the Morning Star flag, West Papua

1 December All day

On this day in 1961 the West Papuan national flag, the Morning Star was first raised. Although the Netherlands’ plans for West Papuan independence at that time did not come to fruition, the flag prepared for an independent West Papua continues to be a symbol of the desire for self determination and independence for the West Papuan people.

Find out more at West Papua Flag Day