Flag’s Day in Venezuela
Many countries around the world have a flag day that commemorates when their national flag was first adopted and Venezuela is no exception. Venezuela’s Flag Day is not observed on the date when the flag was first designed or adopted, however. Instead, it commemorates the date when the flag was first flown over Venezuelan soil at La Vela de Coro on the 3rd of August.
Up until 2006, this holiday was observed on March 12th, but now it’s celebrated on August 3rd. This holiday was created shortly thereafter and it’s been a patriotic holiday for Venezuelans ever since. It’s a day for them to pay homage to their country and to fly the flag from homes, businesses, and government buildings.
The History Of Flag Day
This flag was first designed by Francisco de Miranda for his unsuccessful 1806 expedition that was designed to liberate Venezuela. This flag consisted of three equal horizontal stripes of blue, yellow, and red. The original design was flown over Jacmel, Haiti on March 12, 1806, but it was later flown at La Vela de Coro—Venezuelan soil—on August 3, 1806.
Up until 2006, this holiday was observed on the 12th of March to commemorate the first time the Venezuelan flag was ever flown but was later changed to the first time the Venezuelan flag was flown over Venezuelan soil. And that’s why it’s currently observed on August 3rd.
Observing Flag Day In Venezuela
This holiday is observed with people gathering with family members and friends to enjoy good company. It’s also celebrated with the raising of the Venezuelan flag on private homes, businesses, and government buildings.