MORE NATIONAL FLAGS
Added on: 20th Jan 2015
Although the country has changed its name twice, the flag has remained
the same. The blue symbolized peace and endurance, the red courage,
and the white honour. The cogwheel and ears of rice represent the
country’s agricultural industry and its workers.
Sometimes referred to as the “Stars and Stripes”, or “Old Glory”
the American flag features 13 stripes representing the original colonies
and 50 stars representing the states in the union.
Known as the “French Tricolore” it is based on a red, white, and
blue cockade that King Louis XVI wore while addressing a revolutionary
gathering in Paris.
While the Greek flag has stayed largely the same, the shade of
blue has changed numerous times since the Greek Revolutionary War
against the Ottoman Turks.
Although the colours have no official meaning the red, green, and
black are derived from Nelson Mandela’s political party, the African
National Congress, and the former Boer Republics. The Y shape is said
to reference the convergence of cultures in the nation.
ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA
As one of the more unique country flags, this one was designed
by a high school art teacher. The sun signifies the dawning of a
new era after gaining its independence, the red represents the energy
of the people, and the blue signifies hope.
Carrying on what Ethiopia started, Ghana’s flag features the Pan African
colours of red, yellow, and green. It takes things a step further, however,
with the colour black that is now often included in African flags to
symbolize the people and their freedom.
Although black, red, and gold have represented Germany since medieval
times, the current colours are said to represent the 19th century
volunteers who fought on behalf of the country in the Napoleonic Wars.