The Flag of Cuba

The flag of Cuba consists of five horizontal stripes of blue and white, with a red equilateral triangle based on the hoist side bearing a white five-pointed star in the center. The blue stripes represent the three old divisions of the island, the white symbolizes purity, the red triangle stands for equality, fraternity, and freedom, and the star, known as 'La Estrella Solitaria' (The Lone Star), signifies independence.

The Flag of Cuba

History

The Cuban flag was designed in 1849 by Narciso López, a Venezuelan-born general of Spanish descent who was fighting for Cuba's independence from Spanish rule. The flag was first raised in the city of Cárdenas on May 19, 1850. Despite Cuba achieving independence in 1902, the flag was designed and flown during the independence movement against Spain in the mid-19th century. It was officially adopted on May 20, 1902, and has since been a symbol of Cuba's fight for independence and its national pride.