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

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Sick tattoo of a Mexican card game Loteriá that originated back in Italy in the 15th century and was brought to new Spain (Mexico) in 1769.

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Symbol from New Mexico's flag is a sun with rays streching out from it. There are four groups of rays with four rays in each group -- 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 day (sunrise, noon, evening, night), and life (childhood, youth, middle years and old age), all bound by a circle of life and love, with no beginning or end.

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