Flag of the Hispanic People
|Name||Bandera de la Hispanidad|
|Adopted||12 October 1932|
|Designed by||Ángel Camblor|
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The Flag of the Hispanicity displays a white background with three purple crosses and a rising sun.
- The white field or background symbolizes peace and purity.
- The golden Inti sun symbolizes the awakening of the new lands.
- The three crosses pattée symbolize Christopher Columbus's three ships, the Niña, the Pinta, and the Santa María.
- The Purpure color of the crosses represents Spanish language, it comes from the ancient use of this color in the lion of the Kingdom of León flag, which was later incorporated with the Crown of Castile, where the Castilian or Spanish language was born.
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
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. 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), Luso-Americans, Dutch Americans (the inhabitants of the Dutch Antilles and Suriname), and Greenlanders—by all member countries of the Pan-American Conference at their Seventh Assembly in 1933.
- Formerly known as "Flag of the Hispanic race" (Spanish: Bandera de la raza hispánica)