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National Flag Day

National Holidays in Argentina National Holiday in Argentina

Flag Day is a public holiday in Argentina on 20 June

When is National Flag Day?

How long until National Flag Day ?
This holiday next takes place in 269 Days.
Dates of National Flag Day
Year Weekday Date
2019 Thursday June 20th
2018 Wednesday June 20th
2017 Tuesday June 20th
2016 Monday June 20th
Local name
Paso a la Inmortalidad del General Manuel Belgrano
Summary
Commemorates the death of Manuel Belgrano who created the current flag

National Flag day commemorates the death of Manuel Belgrano, who created the current flag.

The holiday is celebrated on 20 June. Prior to 2011, the day was celebrated on the third Monday in June.

History of National Flag Day

The national flag of Argentina dates from 1812. It is a triband, with three equally wide horizontal bands of light blue, white and light blue. In 1818, a ' Sun of May' was added to the center.

The flag with the sun is the Official Ceremonial Flag. The flag without the sun is considered to be the Ornamental Flag. While both versions can be said to be the national flag, the ornamental version must always be hoisted below the Official Ceremony Flag.

During the Argentine War of Independence General Belgrano was leading a battle near Rosario. He noticed that both the Crown's forces and the independence forces were using the same colours (Spain's yellow and red).

After realizing this, Belgrano created a new flag using the colours that were used by the Criollos during the May Revolution in 1810.

Apparently the original flag was quite different from the current one: it had two vertical stripes, one blue and the other one white.

The flag was first flown, on 27 February 1812, on the Batería Libertad , by the Paraná River.


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