In 1920, the New Mexico state flag came to anew when the Daughters of the American Revolution suggested that the flag be adopted towards a closer representation of the unique character of New Mexico. The significant design translated into a much deeper meaning to life of an ancient symbol of the sun as found on a late 19th century water jar from Zia Pueblo. This red symbol is called a "Zia" and is centered on a field of yellow. The four rays that extend from the inner circle represent the sacred number of the Zia. The number four embodies the four points of the compass: North, East, South and West. Additionally, these points signify the four seasons of the year – Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter; in the 24 hours of each day – sunrise, noon, evening and night; by four seasons of life – childhood, youth, adulthood and old age. The Zia also believed that with life came four sacred obligations: development of a strong body, a clear mind, a pure spirit and devotion to the welfare of community and family. All of these are bound together within the circle of life. The red and yellow are the colors of Isabel of Castilla brought to the continent by the Spanish Conquistadors. It’s no wondered that the New Mexico motto "Crescit eundo (It grows as it goes)" reigns tried and true.
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