A reverent attitude towards one of the most important symbols of the state - the flag - is a sign of respect and pride for your country. In ancient times, the flag performed several functions. He instilled confidence in the soldiers, and the loss of the flag was tantamount to defeat.
A bit of history
People began to use fabric flags in 1100 BC. They were mostly made of silk, as they first appeared in China. In Europe, flags became widespread in the Middle Ages.
In addition to the characteristics of a given country, many flags share the culture of the regions, community ideas and shared values. Also, some flags are combined into a common group by location. For example, the flags of African countries are black, and in those countries where Islam is the main religion, green.
Countries and flags
The only country in the world whose flag can change depending on the political situation is the Philippines. If peace reigns in a country, then at the top of the flag there is a blue stripe, during a war - a red stripe. The Philippines has eight provinces, so the golden sun has eight rays.
The Israeli flag appeared long before the formation of the Israeli state. It was the flag that helped the people of Israel, who lived in all corners of the globe, to feel community and desire to return to the Holy Land.
Japan is called the land of the rising sun. The large red circle on a white canvas is called the sun flag or Nisseki.
The flag of the Netherlands has existed since the 16th century. This is the time of the struggle of the Netherlands for its independence from Spain. Orange, blue and white are the generic colors on the flag of the leader of the rebellion, the Prince of Orange.
In order to have a flag it is not at all necessary to have a state. So, in 1971 in London, it was decided to create a gypsy flag. The gypsy flag has two stripes: blue and green. There is a wheel in the center, symbolizing the eternal movement of the people.
The Canadian flag emphasizes the unity of the French and English monarchies. The maple leaf was adopted as the symbol of the country in 1830. Although the only symbol that characterizes Canada was the beaver.
Cyprus is one of the few countries in the world with a flag depicting a territory under which two olive branches are located. The island's image is orange: a sign that Cyprus has rich copper deposits.
The only country that has a one-color flag is Libya. There are no inscriptions or drawings on it. The flag is green, a sign of the Islamic green revolution in the country.
The flag is not just the attributes of a particular state, but also a national symbol. Disrespect for the symbol of power can turn into real imprisonment even in the most democratic countries.