Mexico Flag
    Mexican Flag
    Mexican flag
    Name Bandera de México
    Adopted September 16, 1968
    Proportion 4:7
    Designer Agustín de Iturbide
    Flag day February 24
    Colors Red, White and Green
    Mexican Flag
    The flag of Mexico (Bandera de México) is a vertical tricolor of green, white, and red with the national coat of arms charged in the center of the white stripe. The coat of arms has an eagle, holding a serpent in its beak and talon, is perched on top of a prickly pear cactus growing out of rocks in the middle of a lake. A wreath of oak and laurel tied with a ribbon in the national green-white-red colours is below the eagle.
    Mexico Flag Colors - symbolism
    Mexico Flag Colors - current meaning
    Green: signifies hope and prosperity
    White: represents peace and harmony
    Red: symbolizes the blood of Mexican heroes
    Mexican Flag Colors - Original meaning

    Green: represented independence
    White: represented Roman Catholic religion
    Red: symbolized the union of Spaniards and Mexicans
    Mexican Flag history


    Mexican Coat of Arms
    Spanish troops led by Agustin de Iturbide and the Mexican insurgent troops of Vicente Guerrero which fought separately during the Mexican War of Independence (1810-1821) were unified to form the 'Army of the Three Guarantees' (Ejercito Trigarante) which consolidated Mexico's independence from Spain. The French Tricolor served as the inspiration for the design of the new flag for the new nation, but the colors were chosen to represent the 'Three Guarantees' - Green symbolized independence, white was for the Roman Catholic religion, and red is for union of Americans and Europeans.
    The Mexican Coat of Arms is based on a legend, Huitzilopochtli, the Aztec's supreme deity, instructed the leader of the Aztec people to settle in a place where an eagle landed on a prickly-pear cactus, eating a snake. After years of wandering they found the eagle eating a snake on a on a prickly-pear cactus growing on a swampy island in the Lake Texcoco. They settled there in 1345 and built the great city of Tenochtitlan ('Place of the Prickly Pear Cactus'). It served as the most important Aztec city until it was destroyed by the invading Spanish in 1521. Mexico City is built on the ruins of this ancient metropolis.
    Mexican National Anthem
    Mexico Flag facts
    Mexico Flag
    Mexico Flag information

    The first national flag was officially decreed by Agustín de Iturbide in November 1821 and first officially used in July 1822.
    The current national flag was adopted on September 16, 1968, and was confirmed by law on February 24, 1984.
    The national Día de la Bandera (Flag Day) celebration occurs on February 24. On this day in 1821, all the factions fighting in the War of Independence joined together to form the Army of the Three Guarantees in response to the Plan de Iguala, which was signed by Vicente Guerrero and Agustín de Iturbide, declaring Mexico officially an independent country.
    General Vicente Guerrero was the first military official who swore allegiance to the national flag
    Mexican Flag Image
    Mexico Flag Image
    Mexican Flag and Italian Flag
    Both Mexican and Italian use the same colors (green, white and red), but the Mexican flag has darker shades of green and red (particularly the green). These flags present a different aspect ratio (proportions): the Italian flag aspect ratio is 2:3 (1 to 1.5), more squarish in shape, while the Mexican flag aspect ratio is 4:7 (1 to 1.75), resulting in a longer shape.
    Mexican Flag and Italy Flag

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