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The origin and significance of the national flag

A flag is a piece of fabric (most often rectangular or quadrilateral) with a distinctive design that is used as a symbol, as a signaling device, or as decoration. national flags are potent patriotic symbols with varied wide-ranging interpretations, often including strong military associations due to their original and ongoing military uses. Flags are also used in messaging, advertising, or for other decorative purposes. The study of flags is known as vexillology, from the Latin word vexillum, meaning flag or banner.

One of the most popular uses of a flag is to symbolize a nation or country. Some national flags have been particularly inspirational to other nations, countries, or sub national entities in the design of their own flags. Some prominent examples include:

Flag Symbol - Color Symbolism

According to Ancient and Heraldic traditions there is a vast amount of symbolism associated with the color of a nations flag. It also brought sophisticated design of flags, some of which includes a Coat of Arms. The colors on different flag symbols represent the following:

  • Yellow Flags - A symbol of generosity
  • White Flags - A symbol of peace and honesty
  • Red Flags - A symbol of hardiness, bravery, strength & valour
  • Blue Flags - A symbol of vigilance, truth and loyalty, perseverance & justice
  • Green Flags - A symbol of hope, joy and love and in many cultures have a sacred significance
  • Black Flags - A symbol of determination, often reflecting the ethnic heritage of the people





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