Flag of URUGUAY
Greece and Uruguay are a union of the Old and New Worlds. They are worlds away yet much closer than most. Greece is a nation of the Eastern Mediterranean while Uruguay culturally is of the Western Mediterranean, since they are Catholic and speak Spanish.
Flag of GREECE
As you can see both flags have blue and white stripes, nine to be exact. The primary difference is that Greece has 5 blue and 4 white, while Uruguay has 5 white and 4 blue. The upper left box - Canton - also has differing symbols. Greece a cross, Uruguay a sun.
These two flags unite the sun with the cross. Both nations are dominantly of the cross but their rivers of Christianity diverged at the turn of the first millennium, when the European Church split between Rome and Constantinople.
This grandest and first rip in the Christian Universe occurred simultaneously as the remnant wake of a distant sun in a 'galaxy far, far away' exploded - BECOMING A SUPERNOVA - in 1054. Since then Uruguay flows with the Pope of Rome while Greece follows the first patriarch of the Orthodox Church near Mt. Athos.
The sun is perhaps the most brilliant symbol in all the heavens, even if you were blind you can still feel the presence of this most luminous specter in the skies. It crosses the heavens with gentility and is never late nor too early. It's constant perfection is a metaphor for the grand cosmic creator and many civilizations for a time have worshiped this icon from Rome, Greece, Scandinavia, and along the ancient coasts of South America.
The cross is perhaps the most widespread icon of the world, on every continent and in nearly every nation a small community of Christians uses this symbol to invoke their spirit into the divine.
Around the world a union of Christianity and the perpetual cycle of the sun have collided into the creation of Christmas. Bitter for some, yet sweet for most this cosmic celebration of the sun with the birth of Christ has a spirit of its own, the Spirit of Christmas.
Recently both nations came into their modern age during the same time period. Uruguay's road to independence was molded by Spain, Brazil, and Argentina. Finally with British assistance Uruguay became an independent nation in 1827. Greece finally broke free from the Ottoman Empire in 1829, again with British help. Greek recognition as a nation formalized with the 1830 London Protocol, while in 1830 Uruguay had is first Constitution.
Their stripes and colours shimmer along similar lines. I ask you is it all just a coincidence or is something strange going on here?