About the Espírito Santo state flag

The words in the central bar of the flag, Trabalha e Confia, translate to "[the Espírito Santo State] Works and Trusts [in God]". This motto is a truncated version of the Jesuit (well spread by the Spanish Catholic missionary José de Anchieta) motto "work as if everything depended on you, and trust as if everything depended on God", and was chosen by Jerônimo Monteiro, who governed the state from 1908 to 1912. The flag was designed in 1908, with colours inspired by those of Our Lady of Victory (Nossa Senhora da Vitória) in Portuguese vestments. It is one of the few flags in the world which uses the colour pink.

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