Mexico Flag and How To Recognize It

Mexico flag

The first Mexican flag was established in 1821 and since then the changes made have been to the Coat of Arms in the centre and to the proportions of the flag.

The Coat of Arms on the national flag of Mexico depicts an eagle with a snake in its beak, perched on a cactus which is on a rock in a lake. This image is the Aztec legend that the Aztec's god had told them so they would know their promised land where they should build a city. The eagle was seen on the cactus in Tenochtitlan, modern day Mexico City.

The green in the flag is for hope, the white purity and the red for union. Other meanings which the colours of the national flag of Mexico have been said to represent are the green as Mexico's independence from Spain, the white for the Catholic religion, for faith and belief and the red as a symbol of both religion and of the blood shed by Mexicans for Mexico.