miércoles, 22 de febrero de 2017

The 28th of February, Day of Andalusia by Lola Ortega

Every February 28 we celebrate the Feast of our Community.

The referendum on the autonomic process of Andalusia was celebrated the 28th of February of 1980. The Statute of Autonomy was approved by the elections of the Andalusian region in the year 1981. The Statute of Autonomy is a document in which is the most important law for the Andalusians after the Spanish Constitution. This document guarantees the Andalusian people:
Freedom, equality and justice - Fundamental Rights – Institutions - The symbols of the Community.
The 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 the Andalusian people, which is formed by the deputies who choose the Andalusians by vote every four years. The deputies elaborate the laws, elect the President of the Community and they must control the Council of Government and the President. The Governing Council consists of the President of the Andalusian Government and its Councilors in different areas. They are Ministry of Education, Health, Work, Culture, etc. They must enforce the laws and administer community money. They should make it possible for all Andalusians 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.

Symbols of Andalusia: the flag, the shield and the anthem

The flag of Andalusia 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 shield appears the Greek hero Hercules between two columns, dominating two lions like sign of strength. The foot reads: "Andalusia by itself, for Spain and humanity." The lyrics of the anthem (hymn) were written by Blas Infante (Casares, Málaga, 1885 - Seville, 1936). Political, historian, anthropologist, musicologist, thinker, ideologist, and 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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