Sun of May

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el sol de mayo (sun of May)

The Sun of May (el sol de mayo) is a national emblem of Argentina and Uruguay. It is a reference to the May revolution in Argentina, which led to that country's later independence from Spanish rule.[1] In Uruguay it also refers to the May revolution.[2] On 25 May 1810, the sun came out in Buenos Aires during a public gathering.[2] This was seen as a good omen for the future success of the independence struggle.[2]

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  1. "Argentina Flag". don Quijote Salamanca S.L. Retrieved December 14, 2016.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Uruguay Flag - Information". Archived from the original on February 2, 2017. Retrieved December 14, 2016.