Mexican-American Flags

Today is Cinco de Mayo, a Mexican holiday that is celebrated more in the United States than in its country of origin: a Mexican-American holiday more than either a Mexican or American one.  How can Mexican-American-ness be expressed through flags?  Most commonly, of course, the Mexican flag is used for this purpose, often in conjunction with the US flag.

Cinco de Mayo in Reno, Nevada.  Photo from Reno Tahoe account on flickr.
Cinco de Mayo in Reno, Nevada. Photo from Reno Tahoe account on flickr.

But here are some designs for merged or distinctive Mexican-American flags.

Stanley Bermudez: Mexican American United States III. Acrylics on canvas. 45
Stanley Bermudez: Mexican American United States III. Acrylics on canvas. 45″ X 90″.

The text reads:

The cause is holy and God will protect it.
Long live Our Lady of Guadalupe,
Death to bad government,
Death to the Spaniards and the British!
Long live independence!
Long live the Mexican-American United States!

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Proposed flag of Aztlán by Alberto España, on Wikimedia Commons.  The stars represent California, Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, and Texas.
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Mexican American flag by Negrac on onrpg.com.
Jorge-Rojas-and-Diego-Aguirre-Mexican-American-flag
U.S.-Mexican In-dependence Flag by artists Jorge Rojas and Diego Aguirre.
USA Mexico Friendship flag, design copyright Flags Importer Corporation.
USA Mexico Friendship flag, design copyright Flags Importer Corporation.
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Mexican-American Flag, by Nacho Becerra. Tapestry with silkscreened stars and altered sarape.
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Author: SDM

Ethnography * Technology * Design

1 thought on “Mexican-American Flags”

  1. A nice collection of Mexican-American flags.The flag by artists Jorge Rojas and Diego Aguirre is the simplest and least complicated design that is BOTH American and Mexican.

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