Catalonia Independence Flag

Discussion in 'Other Flags' started by Union Jack, Nov 28, 2017.

  1. Union Jack

    Union Jack Member

    my son recently returned from Barcelona and brought me a Catalonia independence flag. He thought he had bought an officially recognised Catalonian flag but alas it was the Catalonia Republican flag. I love flags so I wasn't disappointed but it set me thinking about its design. Apart from the colours it's not dissimilar to the Cuban flag. My question is is the Cuban flag a distinctly Hispanic creation?

  2. Robin Hickman

    Robin Hickman Well-Known Member

    Hi, Union Jack!

    Both the Cuban Flag and the Puerto Rico Flag are similar to the Catalan Independence Flag.

    Catalan Independence Flag:

    Puerto Rico Flag :

    Cuban Flag :

    I can not say definitely that the Cuban and Puerto Rico Flags were influenced by any of the Spanish Flags (Region, State, or City), but both Cuba and Puerto Rico WERE Spanish possessions prior to the Spanish-American War of 1898. Although Puerto Rico became a "possession" of the U.S., Cuba became an independent country.

    You can always "read up" on the subject and find out if there are any historical connections amongst the three Flags. Links below.

    Robin Hickman
    "Your Friendly Neighborhood Flag Man"
    Eugene, Oregon, USA.
  3. Union Jack

    Union Jack Member

    Cheers Robin for the reply. I checked out wiki but didn't delve too deep but it's interesting to observe how revolutions inspire copycat flags. France/Ireland springs to mind. I always liked the Spanish blood and sand colours which for some inconceivable reason reminds me of the South Vietnam flag.... which, incidentally, I obtained in Saigon as a youth in 1972.

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