"THE FLAG OF PANAMA" Panama Local Custom Tip by DAO
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The flag of Panama was designed by the first President of a fully independent Panama, Manuel Amador Guerrero. It was adopted in 1903 and has not changed since. The flag itself is a rectangle divided into 2 white rectangles with a red and a blue rectangle. There is a blue star in the upper white rectangle in the hoist position. There is also a red star in the other white rectangle.
The white spaces are there to symbolise peace. The red and blue colours represent the 2 political parties - the Liberals (red) and the Conservatives (blue).
There are alternative meanings for the colours. This has the red symbolising the blood shed by patriots during independence. The blue representing the 2 oceans connected by the canal – the Pacific and the Caribbean.
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