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Mexico celebrates Flag Day!

Every February 24 Mexico celebrates National Flag Day since its implementation in 1937
Mexican Flag is pictured - Photo: Juan Boites
24/02/2018
14:54
Newsroom/EL UNIVERSAL in English
Mexico City
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Every February 24 Mexico celebrates National Flag Day since its implementation in 1937.

The holiday was established by the President General Lázaro Cárdenas and it was first held in the monument to General Vicente Guerrero, first to pledge allegiance to the Mexican flag on March 12, 1821.

The current design of the Mexican Flag was adopted by decree in 1968, in the occasion of the Olympic Games held in Mexico City, while its confirmation as the official national flag was made on February 24, 1984.

On Twitter, Mexico's President Enrique Peña Nieto shared a picture of the Mexican Flag with the caption "My Flag."

Colors play a significant and symbolic role in the flag, which echoes pivotal passages of Mexican history.

The left green rectangle represents hope, the center white background to the Mexican emblem (an eagle devouring a serpent) represents purity and unity, while the right red rectangle represents the blood shed by the nation defenders and martyrs.

Every year for the last 13 years, Mexicans have celebrated Flag Day with official ceremonies in public squares, schools and government institutions. This year’s Flag Day ceremony led by the Mexican president in Campo Marte, equestrian field used for major military and government events in the heart of Mexico City.

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