EMBLEMS

 

PATRIOTIC EMBLEMS

EMBLEMAS PATRIOS

 

FLAG
Red, white and blue, with lone white star against a blue background.


 

COAT-OF-ARMS

In the center is a shield with a five pointed silver star against a background of blue and red. On top is a plume of three feathers, of red, white and blue. Holding the shield on the left is a Huemul (Cervys chilensis) and on the right a condor, each wearing a naval crown of gold. At the base is a ribbon: “By right or by might.”

 

NATIONAL FLOWER

Copihue (Lapageria Rosea R et P). Philesiaceae family. Most common type is a red bell-shaped flower. It grows in the southern regions.

 

 

 

NATIONAL BIRD

The Condor, One of the largest birds of prey in existence. Over a meter in length, with a wingspan of approximately 3 meters. Head and neck bald. Blue-black plumage; around neck, white ring of feathers; back and upper part of wings, white

 

 

THE HUASO

Farm worker and cowhand. Since 1812, the “Huaso’s “ dress has been a poncho and a tri-colored sash which symbolize the independence of his country. (PONER HUASO).

 

NATIONAL DANCE

Cueca

 

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