Argentine General Belgrano conceived of a design for a flag while he was staring at the sky just before a battle. Officially adopted in 1818, the flag of Argentina features three horizontal blue and white stripes of equal dimension with the white stripe in the middle. Centered on the white stripe is a sun with 32 alternating straight and wavy rays. It is believed the white symbolizes Argentina’s abundant silver resources. The Argentine Flag Day, 20th June, is the anniversary of Belgrano’s death.