Monday, April 8, 2013

F is for Flags

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The official flag of Newfoundland and Labrador






Official Newfoundland Flag




Two official flags have represented Newfoundland and Labrador since Confederation with Canada in 1949. First the Union Jack, followed by the current provincial flag in 1980.

The flag incorporates three colours set against a white background. Blue represents the sea, red human effort, gold self-confidence, and white the snow and ice. Four blue triangles echo the Union Jack and represent the province's Commonwealth heritage, while the larger red and gold sections represent its future. Two red triangles signify the island and mainland portions of the province, while a gold arrow points towards a bright future.


Newfoundland also has 2 unofficial flags


The Labrador Flag


The Pink, White, and Green
and the Tricolour Republic Flag.  Although the PWG flag was never an official flag, it can be seen all over the island is considered to represent independence.


20 comments:

  1. Interesting that there are several flags.

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    1. its fun to see them all flying togeather

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  2. That's funny....the picture I took in Victoria BC at Confederation Park shows a totally different design. It's a white cross on a red field, with a lion in the top left and bottom right, and unicorn in the top right and bottom left. Could that be a provincial crest and not the flag?

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    1. that sounds like the crest or coat of arms

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  3. I still think of the Union Jack as Canada's flag...our men fought under it in both world wars.

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    1. that they did... then they didn't want us

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  4. I have family from Newfoundland! I never knew this about the flags. Interesting post!

    Happy A-Z!

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  5. it's funny to see how many unofficial flags there are in history. Some good, some bad, and some just ugly.

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  6. I love the 1st unofficial flag-quite neat the other one has pink in it...not a pink gal but love it that each province has its own flag

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    1. the 1st unofficial is Labrador's flag

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  7. I've never seen Newfoundland's flag before, but it's pretty cool looking!

    Very interesting theme!

    Left and Write

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  8. I've never seen any of these flags before but I actually love them!

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    1. the PWG is very similar to your OWG

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  9. So cool. Didn't know any of that.

    Heather

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    1. feel like Dr Sehldon Cooper during his fun with flags show :)

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