miércoles, 22 de febrero de 2017

28th of February, Day of Andalucía by Lola Ortega

Every February 28 we celebrate the Feast of our Community.

The referendum on the autonomic process of Andalucía was celebrated the 28th of February, 1980. The Statute of Autonomy was approved in 1981. It is a  Magna Carta. This document guarantees freedom, equality and justice.

"Junta de Andalucía" is the institution that organizes the government of the Community. It is made up of Parliament and the Governing Council. The Parliament represents Andalusian people, which is formed by the deputies who are chosen by vote every four years. The deputies elaborate  laws, elect the President of the Community and they must control the Council of Government.

The Governing Council consists of the President of the Andalusian Government and its Councilors in different areas: Education, Health, Work, Culture, etc. They must enforce laws and administer community money. They should make possible for Andalusian people to have access to education, culture and a job. They should also improve health services and communication channels. In addition to protecting the environment and our heritage, among other things. The High Court of Justice of Andalusia judges people who commit crimes.

Andalucía's symbols: flag,  anthem and coat of arms 

The flag of Andalucía is formed by three horizontal stripes of equal width: green, white and green. The colours evoke the Andalusian landscape, symbolize the values of peace (white) and hope in the future (green). In the coat of arms appears the Greek hero Hercules between two columns, dominating two lions like sign of strength. The motto: "For Andalusia itself, for Spain and for humanity." The lyrics of the anthem (hymn) were written by Blas Infante (Casares, Málaga, 1885 - Sevilla, 1936). He was a Political, historian, anthropologist, musicologist, thinker, ideologist, and an Andalusian writer, considered "Father of Andalusian Nationalism."

The white and green flag
Returns after centuries of war
To say peace and hope
Under the sun of our land ...

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