Puerto Rican Flag

Puerto Rican Flag

The Flag of Puerto Rica - Description of the Puerto Rican Flag

The description of the Puerto Rican Flag is as follows:

Five equal horizontal bands of red (top and bottom) alternating with white

A blue isosceles triangle based on the hoist side bears a large, white, five-pointed star in the center

The design initially influenced by the US flag, but similar to the Cuban flag, with the colors of the bands and triangle reversed

According to Ancient and Heraldic traditions much symbolism is associated with colors. The colors on the Puerto Rican flag represent the following:

White - peace and honesty

Red - hardiness, bravery, strength & valour

Blue - vigilance, truth and loyalty, perseverance & justice

The basic style shown in the picture of the Puerto Rican flag is described as Triangle reflecting the central design of the flag pattern

All Flag pictures depict flags flying, from the viewer's point of view, from left to right

The shape and flag ratio of the Puerto Rican flag is described as 2:3 ( length 1 times the height )

The Meaning & History of the Puerto Rican Flag

The Puerto Rican flag was first used on December 22, 1895 during a meeting which advocated independence for Puerto Rico and Cuba from Spanish rule

The white star stands for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico

The three sides of the equilateral triangle represent the three branches of the Republican government

The three red strips symbolize blood

The two white stripes symbolize the rights of man and the freedom of the individual

The Puerto Rican flag was adopted in July 25, 1952

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