STREET LIFE | INSIGHT | ARGENTINA
On this day, July 9, 1816 Argentine Republic Independence was declared by the Congress of Tucumán, which was legally declared as the United Provinces of South America. The declaration high-lighted the circumstances in Europe during the prior six years. This declaration was adapted in the House of Tucumán, which today is a museum and historic monument.
Argentina’s national flag was adopted on February 27, 1812 during the Argentine War of Independence. Manuel Belgrano designed the flag using a triban of 3 colors (lt. blue-white-lt. blue), a common pattern used on most national flags, and a yellow Sun of May centered in the middle. A national emblem of Argentina, the Sun of May (spanish: Sol de Mayo) represents the Inca sun-god, Inti. A replica of the symbol is also engraved on the first Argentine coin.
HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY ARGENTINA!