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Flag Of Venezuela – 8th Star Added in 2006

Venezuela’s flag is a yellow, blue, and red horizontal tricolor with eight white stars in a semicircle in the center and the coat of arms on the yellow stripe on the hoist side. The Venezuelan independence leader Francisco de Miranda designed the basic tricolor flag in 1806. Seven stars were added in 1836; they represent the seven provinces that supported Venezuela’s independence in 1830. The eighth star, the “Bolívar Star,” was added in 2006 to honor Simón Bolívar. The red in the flag represents courage and the blue represents Venezuela’s independence from Spain.The current version of this flag was adopted on March 12, 2006. The flag has a height-to-width ratio of 2:3.

An interesting Vexillology fact!  A Christmas gift fact for Dr Sheldon at the BBTheory.

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It’s St. George’s Day

In 1222 the Council of Oxford declared April 23rd to be St George’s Day It was not until 1348 that St George became the Patron Saint of England In 1415, St George’s Day was declared a national feast day and holiday in England. Traditional customs were to fly the St George’s flag and wear a red rose in one’s lapel. At present St George’s Day is no longer a national holiday. The 23 April 1616 was also the date of the death of the English playwright William Shakespeare. UNESCO marked this historic date by declaring it the International Day of the Book.

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