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Candelária Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Candelária, Concelho de Ponta Delgada, Açores

Last modified: 2017-01-21 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Candelária (Ponta Delgada) commune] 2:3 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 Jan 2017
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About the Flag

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain yellow field.
Sources: this photo and here
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 Jan 2017

Coat of arms

Shield Azure, a bundle of five candles Argent, flamed Or and Gules, tied Gules, flanked by two 5-point stars Or, in chief a goshawk Or, charged with an inescutcheon Azure, charged with five plates in quincunx. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black capitals "CANDELÁRIA - PONTA DELGADA".
The goshawk is a local symbol of the Açores. The quina is a national symbol. The candles and the stars are representing St. Mary, as Our Lady of the Light patron of the Candlemas Feast, also known as the Feast of the Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary, celebrated on 2 February.
Source: this webpage
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 Jan 2017

Flag and arms published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 20 June 2001
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 Jan 2017

Presentation of Candelária

Candelária Commune is one of the 24 communes of Ponta Delgada Municipality; it had 1079 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 8.5 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 Jan 2017

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