The national flag of Mexico consists of a vertical tricolor of green, white, and red stripes with the national coat of arms appearing in the center of the white stripe. The coat of arms is based on the Aztec symbol for Tenochtitlan, which was the center of the Aztec empire. According to legend, the eagle sitting on a cactus while devouring a serpent signaled to the Aztecs where to find their city, Tenochtitlan, which is now Mexico City. The green, white, and red tricolor flag was adopted by the Mexican government in 1821 just after she won her independence from Spain. The configuration of the coat of arms in the center has been slightly modified several times over the years but has always consisted of an eagle, serpent, and cactus. The current design was adopted in 1968. The meaning of the colors has also been revised over the years, but originally, the green symbolized the quest for freedom. The white was for the cleanliness of the Catholic Church and the red stands for the Spaniards who joined in the quest for independence and the blood that was shed by the heroes who died for the cause.
Made of single-ply polyester which is a very lightweight material that will fly nicely in the slightest breeze. The artwork is viewable from both sides of the flag
- One solid piece of printed, hemmed fabric
- Very lightweight, polyester that will fly nicely in the slightest breeze.
- Bright color
- 4 rows of stitching on the fly end to prevent premature fraying
- Reinforced header with brass grommets
- Flag size: 3′ x 5′