The Flag of Argentina

The flag of Argentina consists of three horizontal bands of equal width, with the top and bottom bands being light blue, and the middle band white. In the center of the white band, there is a golden sun with a face known as the 'Sun of May'. The flag's colors are symbolic, representing the sky and clouds, and the sun symbolizes the appearance of the sun through cloudy skies during the May Revolution of 1810.

The Flag of Argentina

History

The flag of Argentina was created by Manuel Belgrano, a leader of the Argentine independence movement, who first hoisted it on February 27, 1812, during the Argentine War of Independence against Spain. The original design did not include the Sun of May, which was added to the flag in 1818. The sun symbol, which is also featured on the national coat of arms, commemorates the Inca sun god Inti and reflects the influence of the May Revolution, which began on May 25, 1810. This revolution led to Argentina's independence from Spanish rule. Over the years, the flag has undergone minor modifications but its symbolic elements and colors have remained consistent, making it a powerful symbol of Argentine identity and independence.