Brazil, the very heartland of South American continent, is no less than a paradise with enchanting natural scenic views and pulsating Brazilian life style. Whether it's the traditional 'Samba' dance or playing football in the streets and beaches of Rio de Janeiro, the Brazilians know to live life king size in spite of many difficulties, a Brazilian will always welcome you with a smile. A glimpse into the history of Brazil offers you interesting information on the national flag of Brazil. Widely known for its vibrant culture, the land has come a long way in establishing itself as most culturally diverse countries of the world. The significance of the national flag of Brazil lies in the fact that it symbolizes the glorious past of the country.
After the declaration of the First Republic in Brazil, Ruy Barbosa, a staunch republican designed the national flag of Brazil inspired from the national flag of U.S.A. This Brazilian national flag was used only for 5 days in the offices across the cities of Brazil from November 15 to November 19, 1889. On November 19, 1889 the then acting president, Field Marshal Deodoro da Fonseca regarded as "the father of the Republic". Brazil's present day flag was inspired by national ensigns adopted by the then former Brazilian Empire.
The Brazilian national flag consists of a green field with a large yellow rhombus centered on it. A blue circle is inscribed within the rhombus, with white stars and a curved white band running through the blue ball shaped object. The motto 'Ordem e Progresso' ("Order and Progress") is inscribed in capital letters on the cover of the blue ball on a white band. Different opinions surround the symbolic representation of the colors of green and yellow which adorn the national flag of Brazil.in the ancient times during the rule of the Imperial power in Brazil, the green represented the Imperial House of Braganza of Pedro I, the first Emperor of Brazil, and the yellow stood for the Habsburg Imperial Family of Empress Leopoldina, Pedro I's first wife. Thus, green and yellow colors of the national flag of Brazil symbolized of the founders of the Brazilian monarchy. While after the adoption of the present day national flag of Brazil colors green and yellow symbolize the country's natural richness especially the Amazon Rainforest, the Atlantic Jungle, and most popular the Pantanal, while the yellow rhombus exemplifies the rich gold reserves of the country. It's important to note that each of the 27 stars in the national flag represents the different states and the Federal District in the present day today.
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