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17 Venezuela Flag Facts: Symbol Of National Interest & Prosperity!

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Venezuela's history about its first flag takes us back to its fight for independence against Spain.

The Venezuelan flag that has eight white stars, three different colours (yellow, red, and blue) and a coat of arms on the upper left corner has a story to tell for those interested in knowing about the changes this flag went through to get its final form in March 2006. Venezuelan people take so much pride in the identity of their national flag that they have a national anthem specially formulated for it.

The national flag day is celebrated in August now but prior to 2006, it was celebrated in March. Let's get into interesting facts about the stripes, the stars, and the coat of arms and see what all these symbols and colours on the flag signify. If you like what you are reading, you will also find other articles like Brazil flag facts and Spain flag facts fascinating.

Stripes: Venezuela Flag

There are three stripes on the flag that signify different meanings.

The yellow stripe represents the wealth of the country, the blue stripe portrays the courage and the red is used as a sign of independence against Spain. When the Venezuelan flag was raised by freedom fighters against Spanish rule, the three colours represented something different. As time passed the meanings of these colours, from the basic design, were changed as well accordingly.

Stars: Venezuela Flag

The stars represent the states that took part in the war of independence of Venezuela against Spanish rule. At first, the stars were arranged in a full circle then with the addition of the Eighth star it was altered into a semi-circle. The designs and colours of the flag changed many times. A flag design similar to today's flag was in use in 1930. There are many other interesting facts about this flag that makes you learn more about it.

It now features eight stars representing the eight states of the country. Although, at its inauguration the Venezuela flag had only seven white stars. The eighth star was added after Guyana was added to the civil flag at the request of the national hero. The seven stars in the semi-circle on the middle of the flag portrayed its seven provinces and later on with the addition of Guyana another star was added in the circle. We can also find the national coat of arms on the hoist side of the flag. The Venezuela flag has many aspects hidden in both its colour and design.

The old flag of Venezuela was equally beautiful.

Colour: Venezuela Flag

Officially adopted in March 2006, the Venezuelan flag has special significance. The flag design has been admired by many south American countries. Other than wealth, courage, and independence, the yellow, red and blue band showcases the natural beauty of the land. The yellow band shows the agricultural side the blue colour represents the Atlantic ocean and the Caribbean sea touching the country's coastline.

In total, the Venezuelan flag features four different colours, among them are three primary colours: the yellow colour, blue colour, red colour in the background, and the white colour (stars) portrayed in the middle. These colours are used to represent the country's wealth, riches, courage and the sacrifice of people during the period of their independence against Spanish colonialism.

Political Significance

The Venezuelan flag was first adopted by Francisco De Miranda when he fought the war of independence against Spain. After that, a lot of alterations were made to the flag in Huego Chavez's rule.

The coat of arms was added to the flag as an emblem of nobility in 1954. This Venezuelan flag, with seven stars and a Venezuelan coat of arms was another variant flag and was considered a state flag for the country. In the beginning, the flag had three colours showcasing different meanings but only the yellow colour maintained its identity as indigenous people were represented through yellow in the original flag. During Huego Chavez's rule, the white horse on the coat of arms in the flag was made as the running horse on the new flag to show the country's prosperity. The Coat of arms on the upper left corner was a shield having the three colours of the flag. The red shows the wheat which portrays the 20 states of the nation at this moment and the wealth of the nation. The blue colour depicts a horse running freely which showcases the sign of freedom and nobility. The yellow colour has a sword a sabre and three lances joining two flags of the nation. These symbols act as the remembrance of the win in the war. This emblem in the upper left corner is the pride of the flag.

Grover Cleveland also holds importance in the history of Venezuela. When British rule tried to seize the control of Venezuelan territory Grover Cleveland forbid European colonies to take control. This rosed great respect for him in People's hearts therefore the Venezuelan flag was lowered for him on his death.

Cultural Significance

The people of Venezuela take so much pride in their flag and celebrate the inauguration of their national flag. They have a national flag day celebrated on August 3 before 2006 it was celebrated on March 12.

It is a cultural event for Venezuelan people to stand still in honour of the flag and sing the national anthem. The flag of Venezuela has its very own national anthem. Venezuela has a student oath for the flag. This is recited on flag day. All the stars, colours, and design of the flag holds cultural and historical values important to the people of the nation. The country is connected to Guyana in the East, Brazil in the South, and Colombian countries in the West. It touches the Caribbean Sea in the North. All these aspects and the geographical location of the nation are somewhere mentioned in the flag.

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Written By
Moumita Dutta

<p>A content writer and editor with a passion for sports, Moumita has honed her skills in producing compelling match reports and stories about sporting heroes. She holds a degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from the Indian Institute of Social Welfare and Business Management, Calcutta University, alongside a postgraduate diploma in Sports Management.</p>

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