Argentina: Flag                                                              

  • The flag, that came into being in 1812, comprises of three equally spaced horizontal bands with a yellow sun in the middle.

  • The top and bottom bands are in a special shade of blue called “celestial blue.”

  • The central band is white with a sun emblem with a human face known as the “sun of May.”

  • The blue and white colors were chosen by Manuel Belgrano, the leader of the Argentinean revolution against Spain, and represent the blue sky and white clouds parting to reveal the sun. It is said that such an event happened when the liberation demonstration began in Buenos Aires on May 25, 1810. Others say the colors represent the clear skies and the snow of the Andes.

  • The sun features are those of Inti, the Inca god of the sun.