The origins date from 1849 when various movements to liberate Cuba from Spanish rule emerged, especially among Cuban exiles who lived in the United States.
The design has three blue stripes, representing the three parts that the country was divided into during the independence wars; central, occidental, and oriental areas of the country.
Two white stripes symbolize the purity of the patriotic cause.
The red triangle (of masonic significance) stands for the blood shed to free the nation, which is placed where the star is, symbolizing the sky turned red from the blood shed in battle.
The white star in the triangle stands for independence.
The Stars and Stripes flew from January 1, 1899
On May 20, 1902, the Cuban national flag was hoisted