Known in Spanish as La Estrella Solitaria
, “The Lone Star,” Chile adopted this flag in 1817. This flag’s distinctive five-pointed white star represents a guide to progress and honor. The blue symbolizes the Pacific Ocean, the white symbolizes the snowy Andes Mountains, and red stands for the blood spilled to gain independence. Chile’s Flag Day is held annually on July 9th to commemorate the 77 soldiers who died in the 1882 Battle of La Concepcion.
This flag is dyed on silky, lustrous rayon and is hemmed and mounted to a black pole that includes a gold-painted spear. The 4 in. x 6 in. flag is mounted to a 10 in. pole, while the 8 in. x 12 in. flag is mounted to a 19 in. pole including 1 in. spear. Base not included.