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Territory : Puerto Rico
The first corner represents the Asomante where last battles of the Hispano-American War took place, symbolized by the sword, and in the base the national colours of Spain which stand for tradition and the inherited culture.
The second quarter shows a white band symbolizing the fog that covers the Aiboniteños valleys and mountains in winter; on a blue field, a purple colour flower typical of the region; and in the lower end a golden lily to remember San José, patron of the Parochial Church of the town and also symbolizing the Eminence Cardinal Luis Aponte Martinez, first Puerto Rican Cardinal of the Catholic Church. He was the priest for the Aibonito Parish between the years 1957 and 1961.
The third quarter shows the gold tower of the Manresa House to symbolize the spiritual value that such institution represents for all Puerto Rico.
The fourth quarter shows a divided mountain of green colour which represents the San Cristóbal Canon with a seashell in the superior part that symbolizes Apostle Santiago in whose honour the "Patron Festivities" have been celebrated when the artisans of the town chose a symbolic "king" to whom the Mayor gives the keys of the city. In the base there are blue and white waves that represent the aquatic wealth.The banner "Jardín de Puerto Rico" (Garden of Puerto Rico) recalls the popular characteristic of Aibonito noted for its gardens, flowers and plants.
Literature : Information received from Nelson L. Román.
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