The flag of Argentina is a triband, composed of three equally full horizontal bands colored light blue and white with a yellow in the center and it’s twice as wide as it is tall. The flag was adopted on February 12, 1812, four years before Argentina declared independence from Spain in 1816. The “Sun of May” design was added to the flag in 1818. Manuel Belgrano, the leader of the Argentine revolution against Spain, chose the blue and white colors and represented the blue sky parting to reveal white clouds, as is said to have happened when the Liberation demonstration began in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on May 25, 1810. Argentina’s Flag Day is celebrated on 20th June, the anniversary of Belgrano’s death.