Cuba flag facts
|Name||Bandera de Cuba|
|("Flag of Cuba")|
|Adopted||May 20, 1849|
|Use||Flag and Ensign|
The flag of Cuba consists of five equal horizontal bands - three blue bands (top, center, and bottom) alternating with two white bands, and a red equilateral triangle at the hoist with a white 5-pointed star
Cuba flag colors meaning/symbolism
Three blue bands represent the three military districts of colonial Cuba - central, occidental, and oriental
Two white bands stands for the purity of the patriotic cause.
Red symbolizes the blood shed in the struggle for independence
White Star is called La Estrella Solitaria (the Lone Star) and it represents independence and freedom
Triangle stands for equality, strength and constancy
Cuba flag history
The Cuban flag was created by Narciso López, a New York-based Cuban exile, using the suggestions of the Cuban poet Miguel Teurbe Tolón. Emilia Teurbe Tolón, Miguel's wife, sewed the first flag. Narciso López used this same flag in 1850 to carry out his coup attempt to liberate Cuba from Spanish rule, which resulted in failure.
Cuba flag history
The coastal town of Cardenas was the first town in which the Cuban flag hoisted on May 19, 1850, after the city was won by the Cuban rebels. On May 20, 1902, Generalissimo Máximo Gómez hoisted the flag on the castles of the Tres Reyes del Morro, Havana, marking the independence of Cuba. After the United States seized Cuba from Spain during the Spanish–American War, the American flag flew from January 1, 1899, until independence was granted. On May 20, 1902, the Cuban national flag was hoisted as a symbol of independence and sovereignty.
History of Cuba Flag
Cuba president's flag
The flag of the President of Cuba is a blue square with the Album des Pavillons (Cuban Coat of Arms) in the center encircled by 6 white five-pointed stars. The six white stars represent the six provinces (Pinar del Ri'o, La Habana, Matanzas, Las Villas, Camaguey, and Oriente) of Cuba that made up Cuba until 1975. The Coat of Arms consists of a shield, in front of a Fasces crowned by the Phrygian Cap, all supported by an oak branch on one side (viewer's left) and a laurel wreath on the other (viewer's right) The shield is divided into three parts: In the chief, a key charging a blue sea between two rocks, symbolizing Cuba’s geographical position between Florida and the Yucatán Peninsula. A bright rising sun in the background symbolizes the rising of the new republic. A key is a symbol of Cuba as Cuba is the key to the Americas. On the left are the stripes of the flag of Cuba but turned so as they are bendwise. On the right is a common Cuban landscape, Royal Palm tree, a symbol of Cuba with mountains in the background. The shield is supported by an oak branch on one side and a laurel wreath on the other. The oak branch symbolizes the strength of the nation; and the laurel wreath: honor and glory. These symbols were meant to represent the rights of man: Equality, Liberty and Fraternity. A Phrygian Cap (Gorro Frigio) or liberty cap is located at the top, as a crown symbolizing liberty, with a sole star on it standing for independence.
Flag of the president of Cuba