Venezuela Flag

What does the flag of Venezuela look like? The Venezuelan flag is yellow, blue, and red with the National Coat of Arms in the top left and an arc of eight five-pointed white stars in the middle of the blue band. This latest version of the Venezuela flag was adopted on March 12, 2006.

Meaning of the Flag

The flag of Venezuela has meaning in both its colors and design. The colors represent the nation’s independence, courage, and the wealth and riches of the country. The flag also features a group of eight five-pointed stars centered on the flag. These stars represent the provinces of Barcelona, Cumana, Caracas, Barinas, Merida, Margarita, Trujillo and Guayana. There is a variant flag that includes the country’s coat of arms.

Colors of the Flag

The Venezuelan flag features four colors. The background consists of a horizontal triband of yellow, blue and red. The yellow is used to represent the wealth of the soil, the nation’s riches, agriculture, and the traits of harmony and justice. It is also representative of the sun. The color blue was used to represent courage. Red symbolizes the nation’s independence from Spain. In addition to these colors, the flag also features white stars that symbolize the signers of the Venezuelan declaration of independence.

History of the Flag

The current design of the Venezuelan flag is based on the design by Francisco de Miranda. The original flag featuring horizontal bands of yellow, blue and red. The flags of Ecuador and Colombia are also based on this flag. It was during the 19th century when the seven stars were added to the flag. However, these stars were placed at the top and were blue in color. Throughout the years, the colors and placement of the stars were changed. A design that is very similar to the one today was first used in 1930. The one difference was that this flag featured just seven stars. It was in 2006 when it was determined that an eighth star would be used to represent the Guayana Province.

Flag Facts

Venezuela celebrates its Flag Day on August 3. Prior to 2006, Flag Day was celebrated on March 12.

Public institutions are to fly the Venezuelan flag from 7 AM until 6 PM.

There are no regulations that outline the dimensions of the flag or any type of protocol.

It is part of the Venezuelan culture to play the national anthem and to stand still and straight while the flag is being raised.

The Venezuelan flag has its own national anthem, known as Himno de la Bandera.

There is also a student oath written for the flag that students recite on Flag Day.

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Design

Three equal horizontal columns, yellow on top, blue in the center, red on bottom, with an arch of 8 stars

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