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thar
Posted: Monday, November 18, 2019 10:14:19 AM

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Happy Oman national day


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The History Of The Flag Of Oman
In the past, the flag of Oman was a plain red banner. It was used by the indigenous people of the region. This banner was used as early as AD 750. For a short period of time, between 1868 and 1871, the symbol of the religious leader or imam of Oman, a plain white flag, served as the national flag of Oman. In 1970, the ruling Sultan of Oman was deposed and a new Sultan, Qābūs ibn Saʿīd, came to power. The new ruler wanted to modernize the nation. On December 17, 1970, the Sultan introduced a new national flag. On April 25, 1995, the national flag of Oman was officially adopted. It was a slight adaptation from 1970.

Meaning Of The Colors And Symbols Of The National Flag Of Oman
The flag has three stripes in three colors: white, green, and red. A vertical red bar on the left of the flag features the country’s national emblem. A lot of thought has gone behind the selection of the three colors for the flag of Oman. White, the color of the topmost horizontal band on the flag symbolizes peace and prosperity. The red color in the middle band and the vertical band of the flag represents the battles fought by the people of Oman against the foreign invaders. The green color represents the fertility of the land. The national emblem of the country depicts crossed swords over a dagger or khanjar.

Although the above meanings of the colors and symbols of the flag of Oman are officially accepted, the flag’s features have also been interpreted unofficially. According to such interpretations, white stands for the imamate, red the Sultanate, and green is believed to represent the mountainous green interior of Oman.
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Posted: Monday, November 25, 2019 1:20:17 AM

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“The lion doesn’t turn around when the small dog barks.” – African Proverb.
thar
Posted: Thursday, November 28, 2019 7:03:52 AM

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Warwickshire and Essex well known from county cricket. Lancashire and Yorkshire from the roses. Cornwall because people have Kernow car stickers. City of London because it is on the street bollards! The others not so much.


Albania Independence Day.







An explanation, not mine!

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Meaning and origin of the Albania-Flag:
The flag of Albania goes directly back to the national hero Skanderbeg. He was from noble origin, and was called really George Kastriota. He led an anti Turkish revolt between the years 1443 and 1468, after the every more extending Osmanic Empire since 1385 struggled down the Epirus, the remainding Territory of Byzantium, and started therewith to submit the territory of the today's Albania. During the revolt Skanderbeg used red flags with a black twin-headed eagle. Probably Skanderbeg was inspired from the Byzantian flag. Ostensibly should have played a role, too, the legend, that the Albanians are descendants of the eagles.

After the declaration of independence from the Osmanic Empire on the 28th of November in 1912, they remember the old flag, and introduced a red flag, with a black twin-headed eagle and a six-jagged star above. The star should remember the Albanians, that they, equally which religion they have, have the same sky above the heads. As the German prince Wilhelm zu Wied get in 1914 prince of Albania, they changed the flag a few, because as now belongs to the Albanian territory a part of the old Epirus, were added the this land representing ever four golden flashes in the claws of the eagle.

As on 1st of September in 1928 Ahmed Zogu gets Albanian king, he has caused a changing of the flag. The white star and the flashes became removed, and instead of the star was placed the golden helmet of Skanderbegs. As Italy occupied in 1939 Albania, the flag of Albania was changed again: The Albanian crown became added to the eagle, just as two black Lictor bundles. The anti Italian resistance, under communist command, used likewise the red flag with the eagle, in which was placed above the eagle a yellow bordered five-jagged star. This flag was officially introduced on 15th of March in 1946 in context with the founding of the people's republic. With the resignation of the last communist president the star was deleted from the flag on 7th of April in 1992.

In context with the founding of the people's republic was introduced another coat of arms, too. The eagle gets surrounded by ears, and above the eagle was placed, like on the flag, a red yellow-bordered five-jagged star. The ears were bonded with a red ribbon, which contained the date 24th of May in 1944. On this Day gets formed in Permeti a so named "anti faschistic liberation commission".

On the 7th of April in 1992 was initially removed the ribbon with the date and the star, however is in use since the 22nd of May in 1993 only the black twin-headed eagle in a red shield.

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No offence Albania, but it always seemed one of the more aggressive flags of the world (more so even than the ones with Kalashnikovs on). Or a really screwed up inkblot test.

thar
Posted: Saturday, November 30, 2019 3:54:18 AM

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Happy Independence Day Barbados.




I always assumed the trident was about the sea - never connected it with Britannia!

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In 1833 the British colony of Barbados joined the British Windward Islands, the Union Jack as the flag. In 1870 The Flag of the Colony of Barbados was a blue ensign with the emblem of Barbados in the centre right side of the flag. The emblem of Barbados featured Britannia in the sea. In 1885 Barbados left the British Windward Islands colony.




All these colonial flags have very pretty pictures but not easy for graphic design to make a banner or paint your face!



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Between 1958 and 1962 Barbados was part of the West Indies Federation. The Flag of the West Indies Federation was a blue field featuring four undulating white lines with a golden circle on top. This design was to represent the sun shining on the Caribbean Sea.



Barbados became independent in 1966 and a new flag was adopted. Grantley W. Prescot’s design was chosen from a competition that saw over a thousand entries. It is an ultramarine and gold vertical tri-colour with a black broken trident in the centre. The broken trident is a reference to the old emblem of Barbados that shows Britannia holding a trident, saying that Barbados has broken from British colonialism. The three points of the trident are said to represent the government of, for and by the people and the Ultramarine is the sea with the gold as the sand.




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The Naval Ensign of Barbados is a White ensign that features a St George’s cross with the flag of Barbados in the top left hand corner.




Source https://www.flagmakers.co.uk/flag-history/barbados/



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Posted: Saturday, November 30, 2019 2:32:36 PM

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thar
Posted: Monday, December 9, 2019 12:35:59 PM

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Happy national heroes day Antigua.

Flag of Antigua and Barbuda. Always struck me as a happy sort of flag.



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In 1966, a national flag design competition was held for the occasion of attaining Independence in Association with Great Britain on February 27th, 1967. There were over 600 entries, with Mr. Reginald Samuel winning the first prize of $500 for the best design.

He had entered the very last minute before the deadline, and made the design in only about half an hour. He rushed to buy an envelope to get the entry to the Administration building in time. Later he heard he had won! Mr. Samuel is an Antiguan artist, sculptor, painter and art teacher.

The winning design, together with the chosen anthem, coat-of-arms and slogan, was displayed on a board outside the Administration Building next to the Post Office, so the people of Antigua and Barbuda could see their future devices. That original board may now be seen as an exhibit at the Museum of Antigua and Barbuda.

The 7 point golden sun of the Antigua & Barbuda flag represents the dawn of a new era. The colour red, the life blood of slave forefathers and the dynamism of the people. Blue represents hope, black, the soil and African heritage and gold, blue & white Antigua's and Barbuda's tourist attractions sun, sea and sand. The "V" formed by the red borders represent: "Victory at last."

In 1994, it was decided that seven full points of the sun should be displayed for many as twenty had sometimes been shown! It has been suggested that these seven points should represent the six parishes plus our sister island, Barbuda, though the designer himself did not have this in mind.


This article courtesy of:
The Museum of Antigua & Barbuda and The Dockyard Museum.
anton exobio
Posted: Monday, December 9, 2019 2:28:38 PM

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thar
Posted: Wednesday, December 11, 2019 6:42:30 AM

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Happy National Day Burkina Faso

From the French flag, when it became Haute-Volta (Upper Volta) it adopted the very Arabic-looking red white and black,



then as Burkina Faso the pan-african red, green and gold.


I can't say it looks like the most inspiring flag - just my personal opinion.

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The red of the flag is said to symbolise revolution and the green represents the natural riches of the country. The yellow star represents the guiding light of the revolution.



But better than the emblem 84-91. Any flag with an AK47 on it means a country only defines itself by who it wants to kill, which never seems to end well for the poor citizens who need less revolutionary ideology and a bit more human decency!




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