Flag of the Hispanic People

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Hispanic People
Flag of the Hispanicity.svg
Name Bandera de la Raza Hispánica
Proportion 1:2
Adopted 12 October 1932
Designed by Angel Camblor

The Flag of the Hispanic People or Hispanic flag (Spanish: Bandera de la Hispanidad or Bandera de la Raza Hispánica), is a flag sometimes used to represent the Hispanic people or Hispanic community.[1]

Symbolism[edit]

The Hispanic flag is a white flag with three purple crosses and a rising sun.

History[edit]

The flag was designed by Ángel Camblor, a captain of the Uruguayan Army. He was the winner of a contest organized by Juana de Ibarbourou in 1932. The flag was first raised on Independence Square of Montevideo on October 12, 1932.

Alternative use as the Flag of the Americas[edit]

The flag is also sometimes occasionally alternately used to represent the entire geographical area of The Americas and not just as an ethnic flag of the Hispanic American people.[2][3] The flag was officially adopted as the Flag of the Americas—in this usage representing besides Hispanic Americans also Anglo Americans, Franco Americans (the Québécois, Haitians, Guadeloupians, Martininqians, and French Guianians), Portuguese and Brazilian Lusitanic Americans, Dutch Americans (the inhabitants of the Dutch Antilles and Surinam), and Greenlanders—by all member countries of the Pan-American Conference at their Seventh Assembly in 1933.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Raeside, Rob (ed.) (2008). "Flag of the Race"
  2. ^ Compton's Encyclopedia, 1958 edition. See Volume F, section "Flags of the World"
  3. ^ Raeside, Rob (ed.) (2008). "Flag of the Americas" (See final paragraph at the end of the web page.)