Brazil Flag
    Brazil Flag
    Brazil flag
    Nickname Auriverde
    (The Gold and Green)
    Designer Raimundo Teixeira Mendes
    Adopted November 19, 1889
    (original 21-star version)
    May 11, 1992
    (current 27-star version)
    Flag Day November 19
    Proportion 7:10
    Brazil Flag
    The national flag of Brazil (Portuguese: Bandeira do Brasil) is a blue celestial globe depicting a starry sky spanned by a curved white equatorial band with the national motto ORDEM E PROGRESSO (Order and Progress) inscribed, within a yellow rhombus, on a green field. Brazil officially adopted this design on November 19, 1889, replacing the flag of the second Empire of Brazil. The flag's blue circle currently has 27 white five-pointed stars to represent the union's federated units – each star representing a specific State, plus one for the Federal District
    Brazil Flag Colors - symbolism
    Brazil Flag Colors - meaning
    Green represents the forests of Brazil
    Yellow rhombus symbolizes Brazil's mineral wealth
    Blue circle and stars depict the sky over Rio de Janeiro at 8:37 A.M. on 15 November 1889 - the day the Republic of Brazil was declared
    The green on the flag the former Empire of Brazil represented the House of Braganza of Pedro I, the first Emperor of Brazil, while the yellow stood for the Habsburg Family of his wife, Maria Leopoldina of Austria
    Brazil Flag Colors
    Green RGB: (0,168,89) Hex: #00A859
    Yellow RGB: (255,204,41) Hex: #FFCC29
    Blue RGB: (62,64,149) Hex: #3E4095
    White RGB: (255,255,255) Hex: #FFFFFF
    Brazil Flag Information
    Brazil Flag
    Brazil Flag facts and protocol
    The Brazil National Flag was designed by Raimundo Teixeira Mendes.
    The motto "Ordem e Progresso" ("Order and Progress") is inspired by Auguste Comte's motto of positivism: "L’amour pour principe et l’ordre pour base; le progrès pour but" ("Love as a principle and order as the basis; progress as the goal")
    The flag must be permanently hoisted at the Praça dos Três Poderes in Brasília. The flag must be raised and lowered daily at the presidential palaces (Palácio do Planalto and Palácio da Alvorada); ministries; National Congress; Supreme Federal Tribunal; Supreme Court of Justice; seats of the Executive, Legislative and Judicial branches; diplomatic missions; Federal, state and local institutions; and merchant navy units. When a flag is no longer fit to use, it must be delivered to a military facility to be burned during a special ceremony on Flag Day (November 19)
    The flag must be flown at half-staff when the President decrees official mourning. In addition, state and local governments may decree official mourning with the death of a mayor or governor. When the flag is displayed at half-staff, prior to raising or lowering it, the flag must be raised to the top of the flagpole and then lowered to the halfway mark. When the flag is being carried in procession, a black crape ribbon must be tied to the top of the mast.
    A foreign flag may only be flown with a Brazilian Flag along its right side. The only exceptions are when the foreign flag is displayed in an embassy or consulate and in prize-giving ceremonies of sport competitions won by foreign athletes. When multiple flags are raised or lowered simultaneously, the Brazilian Flag must be the first to reach the top of the flagpole and the last to reach the bottom.
    Brazil Flag Stars
    Stars on the Flag of Brazil

    Brazil Flag Stars
    State Star Constellation
    AmazonasAlpha Canis Minoris (Procyon)Canis Minor, the Little Dog
    Mato GrossoAlpha Canis Majoris (Sirius)Canis Major, the Great Dog
    AmapáBeta Canis Majoris (Mirzam)Canis Major, the Great Dog
    RondôniaGamma Canis Majoris (Muliphen)Canis Major, the Great Dog
    RoraimaDelta Canis Majoris (Wezen)Canis Major, the Great Dog
    TocantinsEpsilon Canis Majoris (Adhara)Canis Major, the Great Dog
    ParáAlpha Virginis (Spica)Virgo, the Virgin
    PiauíAlpha Scorpii (Antares)Scorpius, the Scorpion
    MaranhãoBeta Scorpii (Graffias)Scorpius, the Scorpion
    CearáEpsilon ScorpiiScorpius, the Scorpion
    AlagoasTheta Scorpii (Sargas)Scorpius, the Scorpion
    SergipeIota ScorpiiScorpius, the Scorpion
    ParaíbaKappa ScorpiiScorpius, the Scorpion
    Rio Grande do NorteLambda Scorpii (Shaula)Scorpius, the Scorpion
    PernambucoMu ScorpiiScorpius, the Scorpion
    Mato Grosso do SulAlpha Hydrae (Alphard)Hydra, the Water Serpent
    AcreGamma HydraeHydra, the Water Serpent
    São PauloAlpha Crucis (Estrela de Magalhães)Crux, the Southern Cross
    Rio de JaneiroBeta Crucis (Mimosa)Crux, the Southern Cross
    BahiaGamma Crucis (Rubídea)Crux, the Southern Cross
    Minas GeraisDelta Crucis (Pálida)Crux, the Southern Cross
    Espírito SantoEpsilon CrucisCrux, the Southern Cross
    Rio Grande do SulAlpha Trianguli AustralisTriangulum Australe, the Southern Triangle
    Santa CatarinaBeta Trianguli AustralisTriangulum Australe, the Southern Triangle
    ParanáGamma Trianguli AustralisTriangulum Australe, the Southern Triangle
    GoiásAlpha Carinae (Canopus)Carina, the Keel of Argo
    Distrito FederalSigma Octantis (Polaris Australis)Octans, the Octant
    The Hino à Bandeira Nacional (Flag Anthem of Brazil)
    The Hino à Bandeira Nacional (Flag Anthem of Brazil)

    Flag anthem English translation
    Salve lindo pendão da esperança! Hail, precious banner of hope!
    Salve símbolo augusto da paz Hail, august symbol of peace!
    Tua nobre presença à lembrança Thy noble presence to our minds
    A grandeza da Pátria nos traz. The greatness of our motherland does bring
    Recebe o afeto que se encerra Take the affection enclosed
    em nosso peito juvenil, In our youthful chest,
    Querido símbolo da terra, Dear symbol of the land,
    Da amada terra do Brasil! Of the beloved land of Brazil!
    Em teu seio formoso retratas In thy beauteous bosom portraits
    Este céu de puríssimo azul, This sky of purest blue,
    A verdura sem par destas matas, The unrivalled greenness of these forests,
    E o esplendor do Cruzeiro do Sul. And the splendor of the Southern Cross.
    Recebe o afeto que se encerra Take the affection enclosed
    em nosso peito juvenil, In our youthful chest,
    Querido símbolo da terra, Dear symbol of the land,
    Da amada terra do Brasil! Of the beloved land of Brazil!
    Contemplando o teu vulto sagrado, Beholding thy sacred shadow,
    Compreendemos o nosso dever, We understand our duty,
    E o Brasil por seus filhos amado, And Brazil loved by its children,
    poderoso e feliz há de ser! Powerful and happy shall be!
    Recebe o afeto que se encerra Take the affection enclosed
    em nosso peito juvenil, In our youthful chest,
    Querido símbolo da terra, Dear symbol of the land,
    Da amada terra do Brasil! Of the beloved land of Brazil!
    Sobre a imensa nação brasileira, Over the great Brazilian Nation,
    Nos momentos de festa ou de dor, In times of happiness or grief,
    Paira sempre sagrada bandeira, Hovers always the sacred flag,
    Pavilhão da justiça e do amor! Pavilion of justice and love!
    Recebe o afeto que se encerra Take the affection enclosed
    em nosso peito juvenil, In our youthful chest,
    Querido símbolo da terra, Dear symbol of the land,
    Da amada terra do Brasil! Of the beloved land of Brazil!
    Brazil National Anthem
    Constellations on the Brazil Flag
    Constellations on the Brazil Flag
    # Constellation
    1 Procyon (α Canis Minoris)
    2 Canis Major, with the largest star depicting Sirius
    3 Canopus (α Carinae)
    4 Spica (α Virginis)
    5 Hydra
    6 Crux
    7 Sigma Octantis (σ Octantis; south pole star)
    8 Triangulum Australe
    9 Scorpius, with the largest star depicting Antares
    Brazil Flag Constellations
    Flag of the President of the Brazil
    Brazil President's Flag
    The flag of the president Brazil is a dark green rectangle with the national coat of arms on its center. It is usually hoisted at the President's official residence, the Palácio da Alvorada, and at the President's workplace, the Palácio do Planalto. It is also displayed on the presidential car, as small-sized flags.
    Brazil President's flag

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    Brazil flag history


    Brazil Flag (1992 - present)

    The flag of Brazil is a blue celestial globe depicting a starry sky spanned by a curved white equatorial band with the national motto ORDEM E PROGRESSO (Order and Progress) inscribed, within a yellow rhombus, on a green field. On May 11, 1992, the flag was modified with the addition of six stars to the celestial globe – representing the six newly created states. The flag's blue circle currently has 27 white five-pointed stars to represent the union's federated units – each star representing a specific State, plus one for the Federal District.
    Brazil flag history


    Brazil Flag (1889 - 1992)

    In 1889, Brazil transitioned from constitutional monarchy to a republic. The then provisional president of Brazil, Marshal Deodoro da Fonseca ordered the design of a new flag for the new nation. A new flag was designed by a group three - Raimundo Teixeira Mendes, Miguel Lemos, Manuel Pereira Reis and Décio Villares by placing a blue celestial globe depicting a starry sky spanned by a curved white equatorial band with the national motto ORDEM E PROGRESSO (Order and Progress) inscribed, within a yellow rhombus. It was officially adopted on November 19, 1889.
    Brazil flag history


    Brazil Flag (1822 - 1889)

    The Empire of Brazil used the Royal Standard of its emperor, Pedro I. It was designed by Jean-Baptiste Debret as the Royal Standard of Pedro I, in his previous capacity as the Prince Royal of the United Kingdom of Portugal, Brazil and the Algarves. The new flag featured the imperial coat of arms within a yellow rhombus, on a green field. The green and yellow colors represented the dynastic houses of Pedro I and his consort .The green on the flag the former Empire of Brazil represented the House of Braganza of Pedro I, the first Emperor of Brazil, while the yellow stood for the Habsburg Family of his wife, Maria Leopoldina of Austria
    Brazil flag history


    Brazil Flag (1815 – 1822)

    Brazil became a kingdom in 1815 as part of the United Kingdom of Portugal, Brazil and the Algarves. The insignia of the new kingdom, a gold armillary sphere on a blue field, was displayed on its flag
    Brazil flag history


    Brazil Flag (1692 – 1815)

    Brazil was a portuguese colony. In 1692, a flag that had a white field with a golden armillary sphere was introduced for merchant vessels sailing to Brazil. The armillary sphere was the personal emblem of King of Portugal, Manuel I. (A similar flag was introduced for the Portuguese ships that sailed to India, but with a red armillary sphere)