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Flags of the International Congresses of Vexillology [3]

Congresses 21-

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ICV 21

Congress place: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Congress period: July 31 - August 6, 2005
Congress organizer: Association Argentina de Vexilologia / FundŠcion Centro Interdisciplinaro des Estudios Culturales

[ICV 21] image by Pascal Gross

About the ICV 21 Flag

Pascal Grossí design combines several elements. First, the Argentine national colors disposed in two vertical stripes, white to the hoist and sky-blue to the fly. This disposition of stripes also evokes the Flag of The Andes in its present disposition, although not the original one. On the center of the white stripe is located the sun of Argentine national flag, which has been used in national symbols since 1813 on the Coat of Arms and the first Argentine currencies. On 1815 is added to presidential band and in 1818 on the War Flag. In 1884 the national government decreed that the flag with the sun is also the official flag of the republic for the use of national government and its dependencies. The flag without sun is the national, merchant and civilian one that is used by all the citizens. The 1884 decree reserved the exclusive use of the sun for the government. In 1944 another decree despoiled Argentinean people of the use of the national flag changing to the word "bandera" (flag) by "colores" (colors) This abnormality was rectified in 1985 when the use of the flag with or without sun was legalized for to all the citizens. This is to say, both designs are allowed for official and/or civil use. The another element of the Flag for 21st. International Congress of Vexillology (ICV 21) is the main symbol of FIAVís flag. This symbol is horizontally seen on the FIAVís flag with yellow color on blue background. Itís the third time that the FIAVís symbol has been used in Congress flags. The first time was ICV 15, Zurich 1993; second in ICV 20, Stockholm 2003. The symbol of the FIAV is a marine knot considered as international symbol. It consists of interlaced halyards connected in which is known as a "plain knot". This symbol was selected during the second.International Congress of Vexillology in Zurich in 1967, introduced by Klaes Sierksma. The adjudged symbolism is the international friendship and the eyelets also symbolize both hemispheres. Pascal chooses to represent the knot with the Argentine national flags, giving this way balance with the rest of the symbols.
Raul Jesus Orta Pardo 26 August 2004

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