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National Flag of Venezuela

Though it would be difficult to trace the exact origin of the events that led to the adaptation of National flag of Venezuela, 1811 is taken as the official year of acceptance of the very national emblem. The blue print of the flag was designed by Francisco de Miranda who also hoisted it on March 12 th in 1806.

Original National Flag of Venezuela---

The original flag consisted of three colors as blue, yellow and red. With each color bearing a significance of their own notified that yellow stands for wealth of the nation, blue represents the water that clearly differentiates Spain from Venezuela and red stands for the blood shed by the patriots of the nation during the struggle for independence. As a matter of fact, March 12 was so long celebrated as the Flag Day in Venezuela until in 2006 when 3 rd August came to be officially accepted as the day.

Significant Changes in the National Flag of Venezuela---
Several noteworthy changes were made in the National flag towards the 19 th century as seven stars representing the seven colonial regions as Barinas, Barcelona, Cumana, Mérida, Margarita, Caracas, and Trujillo which fought united in the famous war of independence.

Furthermore, Simon Bolivar who was recognized as the leader of the sovereign republic issued a decree one more star was added to the flag taking the conglomeration of stars to eight. The adaptation of the eight stars led to the declaration of Guyana as a part of the Venezuelan province. However in 1954, a law in the name of Law of the National Flag, Coat of Arms and Anthem made few changes with the addition of ‘Coat of Arms of Venezuela'.

Present Day Scenario---
It was on March 12 th 2006, the National Flag of Venezuela was modified by the present President of the country, Hugo Chavez who termed it as ‘Bolivar Star' in marked respect to Simon Bolivar, a great patron of the country. Though the different official governments and departments have their own set of symbolic flags, yet this particular national emblem occupies a place of pride among all the Venezuelan citizens.

 
 

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