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by Juan Manuel Gabino Villascán, 6 October 2001
by Juan Manuel Gabino Villascán, 21 February 2001
Arms adopted: by Decree num. 187, published in the Periódico Oficial del Gobierno Constitucional del Estado de Michoacán de Ocampo on 12 September 1974. Coat of arms confirmed: By decree num. 195, published in the Periódico Oficial del Estado de Michoacán on 6 July 2007, in effect on 7 July 2007.
Red and yellow are typical in the state. They are the official ones used by the
former football club "Atlético Morelia S.C", now called "Monarcas Monarcas
F.C". The Michoacán sports youngs who participate in National Youth and
Children Games; in addition to the under-18 State Amateur football team, use
all also yellow and red. However, it should be said, that several flags with
those colors and in a different
disposition, were flown in many places, incluiding public buildings, when
"Atlético Morelia FC" won the Football Championship in Mexico a year ago.
On the other hand, the Michoacán laws say nothing about "state colors", unlike Jalisco's. In adition to that, the Michoacán official web-site employs green and white, while that of Jalisco uses the State colors: blue and yellow.
It should be considered also that yellow and red could be representative of the Municipality of Morelia rather than the State.
Juan Manuel Gabino Villascán, 10 December 2001.
by Juan Manuel Gabino Villascán, 21 December 2002
In the pre-hispanic times, the Empire of Michoacán had
a "coat of arms"; it was of mexica (aztec) origin, and
was the representation of the Empire's name:
Michoacán of the nahuatl words "Michi" what means
fish, and "can" what means place, so Michoacan may be
translate like "place of fishermen","place of fish
abundance", or "place of fish". Such an emblem is the crest
of the current State arms.
Daniel Rosas, February 16, 2002
It is said also that this was used on pantlitl
(plural of pantli, the Nahuatl word for flag).
This emblem is used as a crest in the present-day Michoacan
coat of arms.
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, 7 December 2001
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