The Argentina national flag was designed by military leader Manuel Belgrando in an attempt to make Argentina’s flag stand apart from the Spanish. The first design was raised for the first time on February 27, 1812. The national flag of Argentina was officially adopted on July 20, 1816, but the sun did not appear for the first time until 1818.
It is believed that the colours on the Argentina flag were chosen to represent the sky and clouds. However, there are also theories that the colours that were chosen because they were used by the Criollos during the May Revolution in 1810, or because of their association with the Spanish Order of Charles III.
The sun is especially meaningful because it represents the Incan god of Sun, Inti, but it also represents the Sun of May, which is a replica of an image found on the first Argentinian coin.
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