The Mexican Flag       

La Bandera de México *Spanish

The Mexican Flag


   Colors:


Green: 

The Independence
Movement
 


 


 White: 

The purity of the Catholic faith.

 

Red:

The Spaniards that joined in the quest for Independence. The
blood of the National Heroes

 

The emblem-shield  symbolizes the Aztec heritage.
According to a beautiful legend, the gods had advised the Aztecs that the place where they should establish their city was to be identified when they saw an eagle, perched on a prickly pear tree, devouring a serpent.  They saw this mythical eagle on a marshy lake that is now the zócalo or main plaza in Mexico City.

This
flag was created in 1821, when the Independence movement had ended victoriously.


El Día de la Bandera
or the Fiesta of the
Mexican Flag is celebrated on February 24.


 

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