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Flag of La Victoria de Acentejo, two prescribed versions - Images by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 24 March 2008
The flag of La Victoria de Acentejo is prescribed by a Decree adopted on 12 August 2005 by the Government of the Canary Islands and published on 19 August 2005 in the official gazette of the Canary Islands, No. 162, pp. 16,344-16,345 (text). The flag was originally approved on 8 June 2004 by the Municipal Council, as published on 16 August 2004 in the official gazette of the Santa Cruz de Tenerife Province, No. 116, and validated on 7 March 2005 by the Heraldry Commission of the Autonomous community of the Canary Islands
The flag is described as follows:
Flag: Rectangular [...] flag in proportions 2:3, green with a white isosceles triangle placed along the hoist and pointing to the fly, whose vertex reaches the midpoint of the fly.
When the flag is charged with the municipal coat of arms, this should be placed on the white isosceles triangle, between its border, with a maximal height of 2/3 of the flag's height.
According to José Manuel Erbez (Banderas y escudos de Canarias, 2007; website), green represents the pinewoods while white represents snow covering the mountains in winter. The design also recalls the clothes of Club de Lucha Victoria, green with a white stripe in angle, and the importance of wrestling in the municipality.
The coat of arms of La Victoria de Acentejo is prescribed by a Decree adopted on 16 March 1987 by the Government of the Canary Islands and published on 27 March 1987 in the official gazette of the Canary Islands, No. 37, p. 845 (text).
The coat of arms is described as follows:
Coat of arms: Per pale, 1. Argent a pine vert, 2. Gules a sword argent hilted or and a Guanche banot per saltire all over in pale a branch of olive argent. The shield surmounted by a Royal crown closed.
According to José Manuel Erbez (Banderas y escudos de Canarias, 2007; website), the 1st quarter represents the pine under which a mass was served after the second battle of Acentejo, won on 25 December 1495 by the Castilians, who erected a chapel dedicated to Our Lady of the Victory. The 2nd quarter recalls the battle, symbolized by weapons, and peace, symbolized by the olive branch.
The Royal Academy of History approved the proposed coat of arms.
[Boletín de la Real Academia de la Historia, 1987, 184, 2: 376]
Klaus-Michael Schneider & Ivan Sache, 21 March 2015