The Argentine flag was officially introduced on 25th of July in 1816. It was designed by General Manuel Belgrano. The colors go back to the blue-white cockades, which where allocated in the onset of the freedom fight on 25th of May in 1810. This day remembers the "Maisonne", too, which was adoped into the state and naval flag, the jack und into the coat of arms of the state. The color blue stands for the heaven, the white for the snow overcasted peaks of the Andes. The designing of the flag should picture the position of the south American mainland between the both large oceans.
The coat of arms of Argentina was adopted in 1813, and it was confirmed in the today's form with the decree from 24th of April in 1944. It' roots lie in the seal, which was in use by the parliament of the United Provinces of Rio de la Plata on the 13th of March in 1813. It shows on blue above silver (white) a brown stick with a red freedom cap (jacobin cap, phrygian cap), holded by two for handshake united arms in the foot of the shield, surrounded by a laurel wreath with a blue ribbon, and above the golden May sun. These stands for the freedom, just as the freedom cap.
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