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Almost every nation has some form of decorative sash as one of its highest military awards. This is a tradition that dates back to at least the 15th century.

In South and Latin America each nation has its own "Presidential sash", usually featuring the country's national colors and symbols. The Presidential sash is a symbol of the continuity of government, and when the old president resigns, the same sash is passed on to the new President.

Here we see the 20 Presidents of the Americas with their sashes.

Equador
Paraguay
Bolivia
Dominican Republic
Colombia
Argentina
Venezuela
Uruguay
Brazil
Nicaragua
Honduras
Guatemala
Chile
Mexico
Peru
El Salvador
Costa Rica
Panama
Cuba
   


Other Countries with sashes

The President of France often wears the sash of the Legion of Honor on special occasions. A lot of countries that were originally colonized by France (and a handful of others) mimic this practice, and give their Presidents special ceremonial sashes as well:

Ivory Coast
Haiti
Liberia
Togo
Lebanon
Central African Republic
Niger
Mali
Madagascar
Croatia
Indonesia
Latvia

 

 
   
   
   
   


 
   
 
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