The Mexican Flag possesses an interesting story behind it. According to legend, the Aztecs established their civilization in what is now Mexico City from a divine ordinance; the gods of the Aztecs told their faithful people to build a city where they would find a majestic eagle seated on a nopal devouring a serpent. The Aztecs spotted that eagle in the lake- island of Tenochtitlan (present- day Mexico City), which became to be the center of the prosperous Aztec Empire and continues to be the capital of the Mexican nation. Despite this civilization's tragic fall, the people of Mexico continue to commemorate and give honor to their country's primitive beginnings through the grand Mexican flag. Because of its proud and rich history, the Mexican flag has actually been deemed as the most beautiful in the world during an internet contest by Spanish newspaper, 20 Minutos.
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