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The yellow field and red symbol colors are the colors of Spain. On New Mexico's flag we see a red sun with rays streching out from it. There are four groups of rays with four rays in each group. This is an ancient sun symbol of a Native American people called the Zia. The Zia believed that the giver of all good gave them gifts in groups of four. These gifts are: The four directions,The four seasons, the four times of day and stages of life.

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10 Facts You Probably Didn't Know About The New Mexico Flag

ZIA painting by painter Patrick Matthews in Santa Fe. The zia is the symbol on the state flag for New Mexico.

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New Mexico State Flag - 47th State to enter into the Union - Date of Statehood - January 6, 1912. Capital - Santa Fe

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New Mexico State Flag

New Mexico State Flag by TwinBarnCo on Etsy, $50.00 for JB's office

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Kristina (the main character) has to leave her home in Reno, Nevada to fly to New Mexico, Albuquerque to visit her father that she hasn't seen in years. She meets a guy named Adam while she's there & they start seeing each other.

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