Tonga Flag

Tonga Flag

Flag of Tonga - Description of the Tonga Flag

As the above picture of the Tonga Flag indicates a red flag with a bold red cross on a white rectangle in the upper hoist-side corner

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

White - peace and honesty

Red - hardiness, bravery, strength & valour

The basic style shown in the picture of the Tonga flag is described as Canton 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 Tonga flag is described as 1:2 ( length twice the height )

The left half of the flag ( viewer's left side ) is called the Hoist the upper left quarter of the flag is called the Canton and pictures a red cross

The Meaning & History of the Tonga Flag - The Tongan flag was originally identical flag to that of the Red Cross organisation. To avoid confusion, the Tongan national flag was changed so that their former flag, depicting the red cross, appeared as the canton of a red ensign

The flag of Tonga was adopted on November 4, 1975

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