Ethiopia and its nationals have been marking the country’s 8th Flag Day. The main event was at the Addis Ababa stadium, and served to shore up national pride and unity. In attendance at the celebration was the President, Mulatu Teshome. It is believed that the colors of the flag, which are green yellow and red, were an inspiration for many African states to gain their freedom, and some even adapted the colors in their own flags. President Teshome urged Ethiopians to continue maintaining the ideals symbolized by the flag.