It was during the liberation movement when Cuba got independence from Spain n1848 this particular flag was designed and was hoisted for the first time in 1850 at Cardenas unofficially.
Later on May 20, 1902 the national flag of Cuba was officially adopted only when they were granted independence by the United States and the same flag is maintained till now even after the Communist revolution in 1959.The flag of Cuba consists of five horizontal stripes alternated by blue and white colour where it is bordered by blue at the upper and lower portion of the flag and one in the centre. In between these there are two stripes of white band. There is an equilateral red triangle in t.he hoist side placed horizontally and pointing inwards or to the centre of the flag. There is a white five pointed star in the middle of the triangle. The triangle represents individuation and it is a symbol of Masonic where its colour red is to denote the bloodshed by the revolutionary heroes. The three sides of the triangle are to signify liberty, equality and fraternity. The star in the centre of the triangle denotes the unity of the people of Cuba. The blue stripes in the flag was originally light blue in colour and it signifies the three provinces of Cuba, namely Western, Central and Eastern. The two white stripes represent the motives of the people of Cuba which is purity and justice.
There is an equilateral red triangle on the extreme left end of the flag. Individuation is the dynamic of the triangle according to astrology and it signifies the daring personality of the people of Cuba. According to astrology star is a symbol of light meaning bright future.
By associating ourselves with the Star symbol, we are thinking of ourselves at the simplest, finest, level. As nothing but light, in fact. And just as the demonstration of our loving nature, even just a smile to a passer-by, can brighten other people's lives - can totally alter the course of a day for them - so letting the Starlight shine from our hearts has a way of touching them inwardly and that's the nature of the people of Cuba. The star is generally said to symbolize all our hopes and aspirations. It means balance between the gifts of life and our gift to life. Astrology says that the star is also connected with the symbol of good sheperd.The five-pointed star, if drawn with points of equal length and angles of 36° at each point, is sometimes termed a golden five pointed star. The golden five-pointed star is a very common ideogram in the western world, and has particularly strong associations with military power and war thus signifying the military of Cuba.
Red is active, daring, passionate, and optimistic. It enhances alertness and encourages activity. Red is held to be the most intense colour, the furthest from both black and white, and it is noteworthy that those languages which only have words for three basic colours always select black, white, and red. The red colour according to astrology signifies passion, warmth, vigor, strength and vitality which are also the nature of the people of Cuba. Red being related to fire and blood it is considered to be symbol of heat. It is even believed that red is the first color used by human beings. Blue is idealistic, rational, honest, and tranquil. The dark blue colour is also considered more sociable. The colour blue and its importance were derived from the skin colour of Lord Krishna, who is revered as the divine flute player. The special energy of the second Moon was considered 'blue' or divine by Indian religious scholars and priests. Blue symbolizes knowledge, wisdom, honesty, tranquility, and peace. Blue is a symbol of cold for it is related to sky and deep sea. The white colour is precise, critical, and sincere and in the Cuba flag it is used as the symbol of purity. Apart from the above astrology about colours the Ancient and Heraldic traditions much symbolism is associated with colors. The colors on the Cuba flag represent the following, White - peace and honesty Red - hardiness, bravery, strength & valour Blue - vigilance, truth and loyalty, perseverance & justice.
According to numerologists, each number possesses a certain power that exists in the occult connection between the relations of things and the principles in nature which they express. The star and the triangle 1 in number according to numerology signifies the leadership skills, goal-oriented, strong will power,courageous,unconventional, inventive and creative skills of the people of Cuba. There are 5 alternating blue and white stripes and the numerology for the number 5 signifies that the people are versatile and multi-talented, upbeat and inspirational, good communicator and motivators. According to numerology Cuba is denoted by the number 9 which signifies the people as compassionate, selfless, generous, idealist, spiritual healer and vision minded.