Ecuador's flag has been
use since 1860, which makes it one of the world's oldest flag designs.
The bright yellow, blue and red flag is a symbol of Ecuador
and its national pride and you will see it everywhere from football
matches to government departments.
To buy an Ecuador flag,
just head for a football match! Crazy as it sounds, the
Ecuadorians often sell national flags outside big matches so that
supporters can show their loyalty to their country, so you'll see lots
of fans buying flags. The
flags are surprisingly cheap, and
you can probably pick up a bargain football strip in the national
'Ecuador flag' will give you lots of information, much of it
contradictory, especially when it comes to the symbolic meanings of the
flag design and national colours.
Perhaps the truth is a combination of all of
The flag of Ecuador is
on the top half, which symbolises fertility and
abundance and also
recalls the Federation of Greater Colombia, to which Ecuador belonged.
The band below the yellow on the Ecuador flag is blue, the
colour of the sea and the sky and said to represent Ecuador's
independence from Spain and the Spanish conquistadores. The
lowest band on the flag is red which is variously said to represent
either courage or the blood spilt in the fight for Ecuador's
Ecuador's coat of arms
the middle of the flag, showing the country protected beneath the wings
of a condor, the huge national bird of Ecuador. The Ecuador
coat of arms shows snow-covered Mount
(Ecuador's highest peak and the furthest point from the centre of the
earth) and the first steamboat in Latin America sailing
on Ecuador's great river, the
Ecuador flag even has its own day - 26th September is the Day of the
National Flag. Students leaving school or college swear their
allegiance to the flag of Ecuador in a special event called the "Oath
to the Flag".
flag of Ecuador is treated with respect by citizens of the country and
displayed proudly outside homes around the country on various public
school, college and business in the country has to buy an Ecuador flag
to display on important days, and most households do the same.
Since the strong winds in the highlands destroy cheap flags
quickly, buying Ecuador flags is a regular event for many.
Ecuador Travel Site .org for
tourist information, travel tips, accommodation discounts, photos and
more about Ecuador.
Notes on the design and symbolism of the flag of Ecuador and Ecuador's
coat of arms. Buy Ecuador flags at football matches, but
beware as cheap flags don't last long in strong winds.