History of the Panama Flag
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There is an interesting history that goes along with the Panama flag. It was originally made by a woman named Maria Ossa de Amador. She secretly began making the flag on November 1st in the year of 1903. All of her work had to be done in secret so the Colombian army would not find out the flag was being made. She worked carefully and skillfully as she made three separate Panama flags. The flag design that was made by Maria Ossa de Amador has since been adopted officially by the “ley 4 de 1925”.
The sketch of this flag was given to Amador by the son of a very skilled drawer named Manuel Amador Guerrero. When Panama declared its independence on the 3rd of November, all three flags were raised in Panama City to represent the independence of this country. Flag Day in Panama is celebrated on November 4th of every year. This is the day after Panama declared its independence from Colombia.
The Panama flag is a rectangle that is divided into four quarters. When you are facing the flag as it is laid out, this is what it would look like:
The top left hand quarter of the flag has a five pointed blue star in the middle of a solid white background.
The bottom left hand quarter is solid blue.
The top right hand quarter of the flag is solid red.
The bottom right hand quarter has a five pointed red star in the middle of a solid white background.
The design of the flag reflected the political situation that was happening in Panama at this time. Each section of the flag has a special meaning. For instance, blue represented the Conservative Party while the red represented the Liberal Party. The white sections of the flag stand for both purity and peace.
The two stars combined stood for the new republic while individually they both have a special meaning of their own. The five pointed blue star stands for the purity and honesty - expected for the life of the country, while the five pointed red star stands for the Panama's authority and law. For pictures and to learn more about the Panama Flag visit LearnAboutPanama.com
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After studying the history of the Panama Flag you may be more curious about this wonderful and historically relevant country. Many Americans, Europeans and Canadians are now discovering Panama is a wonderful place to visit. From one end of the country to the other there are Panama Hotels so it makes it easy to get a round and comfortable to visit.
When travelling by air most visitors land and start their journey in Panama City but no one wants to stop there. Panama offers so much more and being one of the safest countries if not the safest in all of Latin America it's fun to get out and explore. You can fly to Bocas del Toro and check out one of the many Bocas Hotels or drive from Panama City to the other end of the country and experience the cool, clean mountain air and stunning vistas from a Boquete Hotel Room.
Wherever you chose to travel in Panama you are sure to experience something new and to learn more about the people and history behind the Panama Flag.