The Colors of the Mexican Flag
If you are Mexican and find yourself far from home, you may find that this magnet will keep you a little less homesick. It can keep you thinking about the delicious Mexican cuisine that is anything but forgettable. This travel souvenir from Mexico features the flag of Mexico with its three colors, green, white and red and the coat of arms in the center. The colors have different meanings, the white refer to the ideals of the Mexican people, the red to the blood spilt by the nation in the wars and the green to hope. The colors reference the ones in the flag owned by the army that fought against the Spanish.
The Story of the Mexican Flag
The flag was created in 1823 previous to the Constitutional Congress. Throughout the Nineteenth century, some changes were done to the flag, especially to the design of the eagle. Thus, sometimes it was perceived as a representation of a country in expansion with its extended wings and in other times as an eagle wearing a crown on its crest. It depended on the political faction that was in office. In 1934, Lazaro Carddenas, the President of Mexico at the time, decreed that laurel branches along with the words Estados Unidos Mexicanos, the official name of the Mexican Republic, were added. This travel souvenir would look nice on your fridge, making you think of the cool times that can be had with friends and family.