The flag of Brazil was adopted on November 19, 1889. The flag has a green field with a large rhombus
in the center and a blue circle inside the rhombus. Inside the circle there are 27 stars and a white band
running diagonally with the motto “Ordem e Progresso” (Order and Progress). The green and yellow colors
represent the colors of the first imperial couple and the founders of the Brazilian monarchy. The blue disc
stands for the color of the sky on the morning of November 15, 1889 when the Republic of Brazil was
declared. The stars represent the way the stars and constellation were seen on November 15, 1889.
National Anthem of Brazil
Listen to the national
anthem of Brazil with pictures from around the country.
The national anthem of Brazil was composed by Francisco Manuel da Silva in 1822. He was a songwriter and composer
from Rio de Janeiro. The lyrics were written by the Brazilian poet Joaquim Osório Duque Estrada.