Canadian Flag

Canadian Flag

Flag of Canadian - Description of the Canadian Flag

As the above picture of  the Canadian Flag indicates the overall color is red and white

According to Ancient and Heraldic traditions much symbolism is associated with colors. The colors on the Canadian flag represent the following:

White - peace and honesty

Red - hardiness, bravery, strength & valour

The official Canadian colours were proclaimed in 1921 by King George V

The basic style shown in the picture of the Canadian flag is described as Emblem - reflecting the central design of the flag pattern

All Flag pictures depict flags flying, from the viewer's point of view, from left to right

The shape and flag ratio of the Canadian flag is described as 1:2 ( length twice the height )

The left half of the flag ( viewer's left side ) is called the Hoist and red dominates half the width

The right half of the flag is called the Fly and also features the color red on half the width

The center of the flag is a  white square between the two vertical bands of red

The emblem on the Canadian flag pictures an 11-pointed red maple leaf which is centered in the white square

The Meaning & History of the Canadian Flag - The Maple Leaf emblem has no specific significance other than what it depicts - a stylized representation of a natural maple leaf

The National Flag of Canada is popularly referred to as the Maple Leaf Flag

The French name is l'Unifoliť meaning the "the one-leaved"

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