Where did the flag of Finland come from?
The state colors of the most Nordic countries stand out from the international community. The original one the source of this material can be found here . For questions about education abroad in schools, universities, camps, courses, please contact us at or by phone 8-800-775-54-97In this article, we will talk about how the national flag of Finland was chosen, what it consists of and what it stands for. The earliest cases date back to the beginning of the XX century. The original source of this material can be found here . If you have any questions about education abroad in schools, camps, or courses, please contact or call 8-800-775-54-97FinlandThe flag of the republic was first raised on August 19, 1904 at the State Border Police Department in Ulvik. It consists of a red-brown-blue-white color scheme with a pair of poles in the middle. There is a legend according to which the flag was originally supposed to be made of wool, but the climate prevented us from using this as a basis. More than half a century passed before the adoption of the new color scheme. It seems that the blue color of the flag is chosen intentionally: white, according to the rules of the Russian Federation, stands for sky and a flat surface. The Constitution of the state with this color also has no parallel in the world. A white stripe is drawn on the flag, which symbolizes the state. A white stripe is also drawn on the flag, which is sometimes twice as wide as the entire flag. Legal requirements and normsFinland has implemented the flag law for 5 years. It is a 4-color flag that is used for parades, public holidays and other occasions. A white stripe symbolizes the sky, which is twice as wide as the entire stripe. There is a minimum width of the flag as well as the maximum allowed width: it is 48 centimeters. The maximum allowed width is 60 centimeters. Both the upper and lower stripes are white, and the lightning bolt symbolizes statehood. There is a legend according to which the white lightning bolt was stolen from the Swedes and foreigners during the Reign of Terror. Anyone who sees this flag and does not return it to its place of honor should be punished severely. There is a tradition that, as a result of a thunderclap, the flag is raised even higher, the color is changed, and then the flag is lowered. When the flag is lowered, the lightning bolt is shaken off the shoulders and onto the flag. Everyone then salutes the center. There is a legend according to which white lights are placed under the flag in the order of the times when the banner was raised, and the lower lights were supposed to be a signal for a victory and the highest signal for defeat. The lower lights were extinguished after the first lightning bolt, and