Espirito Santo, Brazil

Espirito Santo, Brazil
Brave, brave choice, Espiritu Santo. Not many flags can pull off a pink bank, let alone one that takes up a third of the space. And to pair that with baby blue – that takes guts. “Trabalha e Confia” means Hard Work and Confidence. It takes a lot of confidence to fly this one over the provincial capital. The end result looks like a flag that could be hung outside a baby shower for fraternal twins. Fun fact: this is the only known flag that has a field of pink, and it represents a color found in the sunset in this tropical Brazilian state. Conflicting reports attribte the rose shade to the Virgin Mary’s dress and the feeling of joy.

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4 responses to “Espirito Santo, Brazil

  1. it is ballsy. it also reminds me of ice cream for some reason…

  2. I think the traditional flag of Labrador uses pink…

  3. The words in the central bar of the flag, Trabalha e Confia, translate to “Work and Trust [in God]”. This motto is a truncated version of the Jesuit (well spread by the Spanish Catholic missionaire José de Anchieta) motto “work as if everything depended on you, and trust as if everything depended on God”, from saint Ignatius of Loyola and was chosen by Jerônimo Monteiro, who governed the state from 1908 to 1912. The flag was designed in 1908, with colours inspired by those of Our Lady of Vitória’s (Nossa Senhora da Vitória) in Portuguese vestments. It is one of the few flags in the world which uses the colour pink. And it’s not represent a color found in the sunset in this tropical Brazilian state.

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