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National Symbols of Venezuela

The land of Venezuela is home to diverse cultural activities coupled together with a rich heritage of the past. The national symbols of Venezuela have been built on strong adherence of the ethnic and social identity of the natives living there for a considerable period of time.

So here's sharing with you significant information on national symbols of Venezuela as

•  National Flower--- Orchid is regarded as the national flower of Venezuela and is scientifically named as ‘Catleya Mossiae'. It is also known as ‘May flower and it was basically accepted as a national symbol on May 23rd 1951.

•  National Bird--- Venezuela has rich flora and fauna which finds expression in many of its state symbols. The turpical bird, widely admired for its attractive blend of colors, refined body and sharp physical features was recognized as the national bird of Venezuela on May 23rd 1958, through process of legislation.

•  National Tree ---‘Araguaney' scientifically known as ‘Tabebula Chrysantha' was declared ‘National Tree' on May 29th, 1948. Variations of this symbolic tree hold significance in the lives of many Venezuelans since they consider it to be a part of their rich geographical identity.

•  Coat of Arms--- The symbol of ‘coats of Arms' of Venezuela has a historical significance and still constitutes an important official identity of the different government offices of Venezuela. This symbol has also been under the shroud of political controversary since its inception and approval on April 18, 1836. The coat of arms was established under the Law of the National Flag, Shield and Anthem (Ley de Bandera, Escudo e Himno Nacionales) and was vehemently passed on February 17, 1954. The shield is designed in shades of National Flag of Venezuela. The wheat in the shield represents the union of the 20 states of the country. The yellow field with a sword, and two National Flags tied by a branch of laurel symbolizes triumph in the war. While the white horse stands for independence of the nation.

•  National Flag--- The design of national flag of Venezuela includes a tricolor shade of yellow, blue, and red, with a set of stars at the centre, and the symbol coat of arms marked at the upper-left corner of the flag. The yellow color stands for the abundance of the land; the blue represents the division of water between Venezuela from Spain, while the red stands for the blood sacrificed by the freedom fighters during country's struggle for independence.

Thus, all these national symbols of Venezuela represent the identity of the country in every aspect.

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