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The flag of the state of New Mexico consists of a redon a field of yellow. The colors honor the flag of Spain and the which was brought by the s.
A 1920s contest to design the new state flag was won by Dr. Harry Mera of. Mera was an archaeologist who was familiar with the Zia Sun Symbol found at on a 19th-century pot. The symbol has sacred meaning to the . Four is a sacred number which symbolizes the Circle of Life: the four directions, the four times of day, the four stages of life, and the four seasons. The circle binds the four elements of four together. His winning design is the flag that the state uses today.