The Flag of Mexico

The flag of Mexico is a vertical tricolor of green, white, and red with the national coat of arms (an eagle holding a serpent in its beak and talon, perched on a prickly pear cactus) in the center of the white stripe. The green stands for hope and victory, the white represents purity and faith, and the red symbolizes the blood of the national heroes. The flag’s design reflects Mexico's rich history and quest for independence and freedom.

The Flag of Mexico

History

The flag of Mexico has evolved significantly since the country's quest for independence from Spain began in 1810. The first flag was adopted in 1821, featuring the vertical green, white, and red stripes. This initial design did not include the national coat of arms. Over the years, the emblem has undergone various modifications, most notably the depiction of the eagle, which has been updated to match contemporary artistic styles and political changes. The current flag was adopted in 1968, formalizing the size, proportions, and detailed design of the coat of arms. Throughout its history, the flag has served as a powerful symbol of Mexican unity, independence, and identity.