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Banner o Argentinae

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The naitional. banner o Argentinae is a tribaund, componed o three equally wide horizontal baunds coloured licht blue, white an licht blue. The banner wis creatit bi Manuel Belgrano, in line wi the recent creation o the Cockade o Argentinae, an wis first raised at the ceety o Rosario on Februar 27, 1812, durin the Argentine War o Unthirldom. The Naitional Banner Memorial wis later biggit on the site. The First Triumvirate did no approve the uise o the banner, but the Asamblea del Año XIII alloued the uise o the banner as a war banner. It wis the Congress o Tucumán which finally designatit it as the naitional banner, in 1816. In 1818, a yellae Sun o Mey wis addit tae the center.

The full banner featurin the sun is cawed the Offeecial Ceremonial Banner (Spaingie: Bandera Oficial de Ceremonia). The banner athoot the sun is considered the Ornamental Banner (Bandera de Ornato). While baith versions are equally considered the naitional banner, the ornamental version must always be hoistit belaw the Offeecial Ceremony Banner. In vexillological terms, the Offeecial Ceremonial Banner is the ceevil, state an war banner an ensign, while the Ornamental Banner is an alternative ceevil banner an ensign.

Reasons for the colors

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Popular belief attributes the colors tae those o the sky, clouds an the sun; some anthems tae the banner lik "Aurora" or "Salute tae the banner" state sae as well. Housomeivver, historians uisually disregard sic idea, an attribute them tae aither the devotion o Virgin Mary or lealtie tae the Hoose o Bourbon.

Virgin Mary is uisually represented dressed in white an wi a licht blue piece o cloth. She wis the patron o the Commerce Consulate o Buenos Aires, directit bi Manuel Belgrano, an it is tho that the Consulate uised a white an licht blue banner.[1] Belgrano hissel haed strang Catholic beliefs. The sodgers o Juan Martín de Pueyrredón mey hae an aa uised white an licht blue ribbons for sel-identification durin the Breetish invasions o the Río de la Plata, which wur taken frae the sanctuary o the Virgin o Luján.[1]

Anither interpretation attributes the colors tae those o the Hoose o Bourbon. Syne the Mey Revolution, the first times o the Argentine War o unthirldom claimed tae be actin in behauf o the Spainyie King Ferdinand VII, who wis prisoner o Napoleón Bonaparte durin the Peninsular War. Whenever sic lealtie wis real or a trick tae conceal independentism is a topic o dispute. The creation o a new banner wi those colors wad hae been then a wey tae denote autonomy, while keepin the relations wi the captive king alive.


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  1. a b Día de la Bandera Nacional Archived 2010-12-07 at the Wayback Machine(in Spaingie)