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Both images by Juan Manuel Gabino Villascán,
24 March 2014.
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Reported by Juan Manuel Gabino Villascán, October 06, 2001.
by Juan Manuel Gabino Villascán, Dec. 10, 2001
There are states that have unofficial flags simultaneusly appreciated jointly
with the National, e.g. Jalisco, and Yucatan.
In Michoacan, there is also a flag featured by two horizontal
stripes red over yellow. This flag has been seen flaying over public buildings.
Arnoldo Hernández, December 10, 1991.
Red and yellow are typical in the city and also used to unofficially represent the state since the state coat or arms bears those colors.
They are derived from the coat of arms of Valladolid (present-day Morelia), the state's capital city.
They both are the official ones used by the former football club "Atlético Morelia S.C", now called "Monarcas F.C".
Michoacan sports teams taking part in national sports events use to wear yellow and red.
However, it should be said, that several flags with
those colors arranged in different order are flown in many places, incluiding public buildings.
Many flags could be seen when Atlético Morelia FC won the Football Championship in Mexico in 2000.
It should be said that red and yellow are Morelia's city representative colors rather than the state.
Michoacan laws say nothing about "state colors", unlike Jalisco's.
In adition to that, the current government of Michoacan employs green and white as its identity image.
Juan Manuel Gabino Villascán, December 10, 2001.
by Juan Manuel Gabino Villascán, December 21, 2002.
The ancient Nahua writing system was based on images called "glyphs".
In the pre-Hispanic times the Aztecs represented the Michoacan with a fish and a hill since Michoacan is
a Nahua two-parts word means Michi = fish, and can = place, e.g. "Place of fish", "Place of fishermen" or "Place of fish abundance".
Such an emblem is the crest of the current State coat arms. There is no evidence such a glyph had been used on any kind of flag or pantlitl (Nahua word for flag)
Daniel Rosas, February 16, 2002 and Juan Manuel Gabino Villascán, February 19, 2002.
I am trying to determine the meaning of a flag which is
depicted in a
mural in a small church in Michoacan, Mexico. It is held by a
figure who is
probably a Christian descendent of Montezuma, and it shows a sun-face
superimposed on a St Andrew's cross. If you were trying to
find out about
this flag, what approach would you take? What resources or
James Abraham, December 7, 2001.
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