Meaning of Flag of Brazil
What is the Flag of Brazil:
The flag of the Federative Republic of Brazil is one of the main national symbols of that country.
It is characterized by being a green rectangle, with a yellow rhombus, in the center of which there is a blue sphere with a white stripe running through it, on which is written Order and Progress (in Spanish, Order and Progress) and also contains 27 stars that represent the states of the country.
The flag of Brazil is also known by many people by the name of Auriverde, especially when the Brazilian national soccer team is mentioned.
This flag, like many others, has undergone various modifications over time as the historical changes in the country have passed.
The current flag of Brazil replaced the old one that represented the Empire of Brazil. However, this last flag has also undergone minor modifications as a result of the appointments of new states.
The flag of Brazil was adopted, under Decree No. 4, on November 19, 1889, by Benjamin Constant Botelho de Magalhães four days after the proclamation of the Republic on November 15 of the same year.
However, the current design of the flag with 27 stars that was approved on May 12, 1992, through Decree No. 8,241.
The creators of the flag were Raimundo Teixeira Mendes, Miguel Lemos and Manuel Pereira Reis. The blue disc was the creation of the painter Décio Vilares.
This flag must comply with certain proportions so that its design is not distorted thanks to its particularity. On the other hand, the flag must be hoisted every day and, at night, it can only remain hoisted if it has adequate lighting.
On national holidays or mourning days, a laundress should be hoisted, as a symbol, in a mandatory manner in public institutions, schools and unions.
The day of the Brazilian flag is celebrated every November 19 and, in the commemorative acts, the raising and lowering of the flag takes place at 12 and 18 hours, accompanied by solemn acts.
Meanings of flag colors
Its creators considered that the green and yellow colors were representative of Brazilian production, both with regard to nature and to industry and the hand of man.
For its part, the blue disk or circle is a symbol to remember the sphere that represented the Honorary Principality of Brazil. This circle has a white stripe that crosses it, with an inclination from left to right, in which the following phrase is written in Portuguese and in green, Ordem e progress, which derives from a positivist motto of Augusto Comte, "Love by principle, order by base, progress at last."
In addition, on the globe there are 27 white stars that represent the states and the Federal District of Brazil, which are distributed as follows, one star is above the strip and the remaining 26 stars are below it.
The distribution of the stars is intended to refer to the fact that the territory of Brazil occupies part of both the northern hemisphere and the southern hemisphere according to its geographical position.
Now, the stars have different sizes and are distributed in that way supposedly to reflect the appearance of the sky of the city of Rio de Janeiro during November 15, 1889, in which the constellation of the Cruzeiro do Sul (in Spanish, Cruz del Sur).
Now, among the stars and constellations that are reflected in the flag of Brazil, the following stand out: Procyno, Canis Maior, Canopus, Spica, Hydra, Crux, Sigma Octantis, Triangulum Australe Y Scorpius.
Previously, the flag of Brazil only had 21 stars, however, later more stars were added in order to represent all the states that make up the country.