HISTORICAL ORIGINAL MEXICO FLAG (1824-1836)
Historical Mexico flag. This flag design was the official flag from 1824 to 1836. The eagle faces the opposite direction than current flag, along with other small and subtle differences.
History of the Mexico Flag
The first flag to fly over Mexico was the flag of the Spanish Empire, which depicted the Cross of Burgundy. The nation did not adopt a national flag during its revolution, but it did choose a national flag after the revolution ended. The first Mexico flag was formally adopted in 1821. It followed the same pattern as the current flag, but the coat of arms was slightly different. The coat of arms changed in 1823, and imperial ornaments were added to the design in 1865. The eagle's facing on the flag was changed in 1916, and the modern flag finally came into use in 1968. The government later confirmed the choice to adopt the modern flag in 1984. A law that clarified the eagle's facing on the reverse side of the flag came into effect in 1995, and the Mexican government has not issued any further changes or clarifications since that time.