Every country has its own legacy and story behind its struggle and you will be surprised to know that each country’s flag denotes many serious issues. Each line, star, any random shape is not actually a normal design pattern but certainly depicts something. Let’s just find out some secrets and meaning behind the National Flags of different countries.
The red represents the blood spilled as the country fought for its independence while the five points of the yellow star represent the union of workers, soldiers, peasants, young people, and intellectuals working together to build socialism.
2) United Kingdom
Also known as “UNION JACK”, it is a combination of the crosses of the patron saints of England, Wales, and Scotland. One of the oldest flags in the world has been around since 1801.
As you may have noticed, the red circle on the flag is slightly off centered. This is because when the flag is flying on a mast it will appear to be in the middle. The green colour symbolizes the country of Bangladesh with its green geography and youthfulness while the red symbolizes the rising sun and the sacrifices its citizens have made.
The green stripes represent Nigeria’s lush vegetation and it's agriculture industry while the white stripe represents the desire for peace.
With the white cross representing Christianity, the Danish flag is said to be the oldest flag in the world. According to legend, it fell from the sky on June 15, 1219, when King Valdemar II defeated the Estonians in battle.
6) United States
The 50 stars on the flag represent the fifty states of the United States of America, and the 13 stripes represent the thirteen British colonies that were declared independent from the Kingdom of Great Britain and became the first states in the U.S.
It is known as the “French Tricolour”. It is based on a red, white, and blue cockade that King Louis XVI wore while addressing a revolutionary gathering in Paris. Red, white and blue colours represent liberty, equality and fraternity - the ideals of the French Revolution. Blue and red are also the time-honoured colours of Paris, while white is the color of the Royal House of Bourbon.
Saffron color denotes renunciation or disinterestedness. Our leaders must be indifferent to material gains and dedicate themselves to their work. The white in the centre is light represents the path of truth to guide our conduct. The green shows our relation to (the) soil, the plant life here, on which all other living creatures depend. The "Ashoka Chakra" in the centre of the white is the wheel of the law of dharma. Truth, virtue ought to be the controlling principle of those who work under this flag. Again, the wheel denotes motion. India should no more resist change, it must move and go forward. The wheel represents the dynamism of a peaceful change.
Secrets and meaning are everywhere. Everything says something. We just need to be more attentive and always be curious to know more. Otherwise, team Lopscoop is always there to spread information.