This is what the flag of Argentina looks like:
History of the Argentine flag
The first version of the flag, which is as close to the modern version as possible, was proposed by Manuel Belgrano, a national hero of Argentina, a famous politician, military officer and diplomat. It took place in 1812.
The final form, with some additions, of the national flag was approved in 1818. It is called the “ceremonial flag.”
The original version lacked some elements of composition – it lacked the image of the yellow, motley Argentine sun on a white background. “The May sun,” as it was called by the people of Argentina, was a symbol of Argentina’s independence and wealth, and embodied the ancient Incan sun god, Inti. It is now called the “holiday flag.”
Because of the legislative conflict, several versions of the Argentine flag were used at the same time – an old and a new version at the same time. Since July 1985, a single version of the flag was legally adopted, which eliminated questions about the duality of the use of the national symbol.
The official version of the flag should always rise above the festive version. In all other respects, both versions of the national flag are considered full-fledged.
The proportion of the cloth is 9 : 14. The flag is divided by three equal, horizontal stripes, without borders or transition lines. In the center, on the main stripe, is the “Mayan sun”. The color of the upper and lower stripes is duplicated. The sun has mottled rays, with rounded edges – a symbol of the frequent hot weather in the country, with its characteristic “searing” character of the sun.
The colors of the flag and their meaning
- White has several interpretations: one interpretation is the color of clouds against a blue sky; another is that this color symbolizes the nobility of silver, as the precious metal is found in very large quantities in the depths of the country. Silver is also associated with spiritual purity, religiosity and good health.
- Blue is the symbol of the local river, the famous Plata. Denotes the blue sky. Along with the sun, the flag has a complete composition of Argentine nature – rare clouds and a bright (merciless to enemies) sun.
- Yellow is the sun’s color of nobility, independence, fertility and overall success of the country.
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