Aug 27, 2015


One flag-related event that happened this month was the re-opening of American embassy in Cuba and Cuban embassy in USA, with their historical flag-hanging ceremonies.

I think this event vexillologically fascinating, because the Cuban flag is probably inspired in American flag. The theory is the following: Narciso López, a Venezuelan filibuster exiled in New York, engaged in Cuban struggle for independence in 1840s and 1850s. He carried the flag that would became modern Cuban flag, taking as inspiration the French and the American flag, as well as Freemason triangle. (According to some historians, López's plan ended with the island annexed by the USA.)

The most curious: the Cuban flag is an admitted inspiration for the flag of Puerto Rico, that ended annexed by USA...

...As López wanted to happen to Cuba.

That's it! Comments are welcome.