You will see the blue, white and yellow Canarian in plenty of places around the island but not so common is the Lanzarote flag believe it or not. Each island has its own identity and the coat of arms for Lanzarote is a red shield with 14 gold cauldrons. The flag dates back to th 16th century but was not legalised until the 1960’s. The cauldrons are the representation of the family Herrera who were the Spanish appointed nobility on the island. The descendants of Diego de Herrera and Ines Peraza remained in control until 1812 when the old parochial system was replaced by municipalities.