Canada’s Maple Leaf Flag

On February 15, 1965, a new red-and-white maple leaf design was adopted as the flag of Canada, replacing the old Canadian Red Ensign banner. The flag of Canada, or in French Le drapeau du Canada, often referred to as the Canadian flag, or unofficially as the Maple Leaf and l’Unifolié (French for “the one-leafed”), consists of a red field with a white square at its … Continue reading Canada’s Maple Leaf Flag

Happy 100th Birthday, Thai Tricolor Flag

On September 28, 1917, the Rattanakosin Kingdom (popularly known then as Siam and renamed Thailand in 1939), adopted the current national flag consisting of shows five horizontal stripes in the colors red, white, blue, white and red, with the central blue stripe being twice as wide as each of the other four. In Thai, the flag is called Thong Trairong (ธงไตรรงค์), meaning “tricolor flag”. Beginning in … Continue reading Happy 100th Birthday, Thai Tricolor Flag

Thailand #495 (1967)

Thai National Flag / ธงชาติไทย

Thailand doesn’t have a formal Flag Day holiday but if it did, the date would be celebrated on September 28. That is the date in 1917 that the current flag — popularly called Thong Trairong (ธงไตรรงค์), or “tri-color flag” — was adopted by a royal decree issued by King Vajiravudh (Rama VI) and enacted into law by the Flag Act of B.E. 2460 (1917). The story goes that during the … Continue reading Thai National Flag / ธงชาติไทย