The Mexican Flag

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

Mexico Flag, Mexican Flag

The emblem-shield of Mexico’s Flag 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. Today in the same place there is a big flag of Mexico flying with pride.

The Mexican 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.

Mexico Flag Shield

La Bandera de México está dividida en tres partes, verde, blanco y rojo respectivamente y en el centro se encuentra el Escudo Nacional, el cual se compone de un águila sobre un nopal en medio de una laguna, devorando una serpiente.

El escudo tiene origen en las antiguas creencias de los aztecas sobre la fundación de Tenochtitlán.

El significado de los colores son: el blanco representa la pureza, el verde la esperanza y el rojo la sangre que derramaron los héroes de la independencia.

El Día de la Bandera se celebra cada 24 de Febrero.