Those seeking time travel to the sixties or early seventies might want to consider a visit to the island of Cuba, if considered legal. A little while back, whilst I was traveling trough countries in Europe, I came across all kinds of advertisements with travel offers to Havana, Cuba. Like most world countries, the Cuban flag is hoisted on flag poles of all kinds throughout the island and some other places in the world. The respective national flag is more than one century old.
Interestingly, the design of the flag of Cuba features horizontal stripes colored blue and white. On the left or hoist side of the flag a red colored triangle is featured displaying a white star in the center. A gentleman called Narciso Lopez during the 19th century produced the design.
The initial design of the Cuban flag was made back in 1848. This was during a time where a liberation movement was seeking independence from the Kingdom of Spain. It was then flown from flag poles shortly during 1850. Official adoption was not for some fifty years later.
The idea to produce a new flag was triggered by Cuban movements that were seeking an independent “Cuba.” The three blue colored bands are said to symbolize or represent the 3 parts of the county that used to be divided: central, occidental and oriental parts of the country that is. The 2 white bands represent the purity of the patriotic efforts. Interestingly, the red colored triangle on the hoist side is one of many unique flag facts that is said to symbolize the Cuban struggle suffered by those seeking to “free the nation.”
Following seizure of Cuba by the Americans from the Spanish back in 1899, it took another year or two before independence was granted to Cuba. During May of 1902, the national flag of Cuba was hoisted on residential and commercial flag poles as an official symbol of independence and it has flown ever since. The design of the flag has remained unchanged, even during the times of the Cuban Revolution during the 50′s (the exact year being 1959).