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1 Images and Sounds of your Country Summary of IS3 from Hungary

2 Our question was: Introduce your national flag to us. its history, how it has changed, are there any symbols on it, do the colours mean anything, are there any interesting facts, traditions, stories in connection with it

3 IS1 & IS12 – St. Stephen Middle School, Canada The Canadian Flag It has two red stripes one white strip and an eleven point maple leaf. The colors of the Canadian flag were adopted from two flags, the white from the England flag’s cross, and the red strips from the France flag. Red and white are also Canada’s official colors.

4 History In Canada they have a flag for each province. Canada used to share the British flag but they wanted a flag The flag made its first appearance on February 15, 1965. The idea for the maple leaf came from George F. G. Stanley and John Matheson.

5 History Joan O’Malley was the one who sewed the first Canadian flag. She was asked to by the Prime Minister, Lester B. Pearson. Joan wasn’t a professional seamstress, and had not experienced sewing often, but she managed to create the beautiful Canadian Flag.

6 The Maple Leaf The maple leaf from the maple tree is a one of the biggest symbols of Canada. Also the maple leaf is a sign of duty in the country. The meaning of the maple leaf is because it falls in fall and in Canada there are many maple trees.

7 How it has changed? The Great Britain Union Flag (1606–1800) The UK Union Flag (1801–present) Flag used (1868–1921) Flag used (1921–1957) First Flag Proposal to Parliament, the Pearson Pennant Flag of the Royal Military College of Canada Current flag, 1965 to date

8 The flag atop the Peace Tower Peace Tower in Ottawa Ontario at a size of 2.25 meters by 4.5 meters.

9 Some Interesting Facts about the Canadian Flag The Canadian flag can never be allowed to touch the ground. The colors each have a different meaning, white means peace and honesty and red means hardiness, bravery, strength, and valor. The largest Canadian flag ever made was 38 meters by 76 meters. 80 people were needed to carry it, and it was worth $15 000 dollars!!! So far this year, the government has bought over 33 000 flags! If you want a flag that has been on the Peace Tower, you have to wait 10 years to receive it. The flag that is on the top of the Peace Tower is up 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It is changed every day by a Parliament Hill employee. See more… See more…

10 Tradition One tradition is every morning when the employee changes the flag, the national anthem will play and everyone stops what they’re doing to stand straight with their hands at their sides, here are the lyrics: l "O Canada! Our home and native land! True patriot love in all thy sons command. With glowing hearts we see thee rise, The True North, strong and free! From far and wide, O Canada, We stand on guard for thee. God keep our land glorious and free! O Canada, we stand on guard for thee. O Canada, we stand on guard for thee."

11 IS5 – Universal School of Lebanon The Lebanese flag has three main symbols: Cedar tree Red colour White colour It was adopted in December 7, 1943

12 Cedar Tree and the Colours cedar tree The cedar tree is Lebanon official tree while red sections white the red sections are the symbol for the blood that has been shed to acquire Lebanon its independence, and the white which is the symbol for snow representing the purity and innocence of the Lebanese citizens.

13 History Through history, Lebanon, or at least its region, had taken the flag of the people who occupied it. Flag used during Phoenician era 3000 BC - 200 AD Flag of the State of Greater Lebanon during the French mandate 1920-1943 Flag as drawn and approved by the members of the parliament during the declaration of independence in 1943 Variant, used by a portion of Lebanese nationals

14 IS7 – Oued Eddahab Junior High School, Morocco The Moroccan Flag The Moroccan Flag The overall background is Red It is Red with a green pentacle (five-pointed, linear star) known as Solomon's seal in the center of the flag. It was introduced in 1912, when Morocco was placed under French protectorate

15 Colours The colors on the Moroccan flag represent the following: Red - hardiness, bravery, strength & valour Green - hope, joy and love and in many cultures have a sacred significance and is the traditional color of Islam Solomon’s seal

16 History of the Moroccan Flag The use of the flag in Morocco as a symbol of the state dates way back to the Almoravide dynasty (1062-1125 ad). Prior to this time, white silk banners were often carried in battle, sometimes with Koranic inscriptions written on them. The Almoravides institutionalized this practice. They gave one banner to every unit of 100 soldiers. The two following dynasties (the Merinides and the Saadiens) continued the use of the White flag as the symbol of the State. The Alaouites (beginning in the 17th Century), which are the ruling dynasties, were the first to introduce the red flag. It was raised every morning and lowered every evening on the fortresses at Rabat and Sale. The green Sulayman star on the flag was introduced in 1912.

17 Etiquett of the Flag Due care and consideration must be taken to ensure that the Moroccan flag is always flown the correct way up A tattered or faded flag of Moroccan should be removed and replaced with a new flag The Moroccan flag should never be allowed to drag along the ground The National flag of Moroccan should never be flown above another national flag on the same staff as this would suggest superiority, or conversely, inferiority of one flag, or Nation, over another

18 IS8 – Het Nieuwe Eemland, Netherlands The Dutch flag is a horizontal tricolor of red, white and blue. More specifically naming the colors as bright vermilion, cobalt blue and bright white. It was adopted on 19th February 1937.

19 The History of the Dutch Flag The earliest examples of the flag date from the 16th century. The first version was mentioned in a 1572 orange-white-blue flag. At the conclusion of the Union of Utrecht in 1579, this was also the official flag. This was the original flag of the Republic of Seven United Netherlands. In the course of less than a century it was replaced by orange red, so at the end of the Eighty Years War in 1648, the de facto flag was changed in Red - White-Blue, though still spoke of the "Orange Flag".

20 Hoisting the Dutch Flag The Dutch flag is a flag instruction of the Dutch government to government-related institutions, which indicates when the Dutch flag is hoisted, and how. The dates on which the flag is hoisted on government buildings are set in an order from the Minister President of December 22, 1980. To individuals, businesses and institutions such instruction is requested, as far as possible, to follow. The latter is not required. A discussion of the instruction in 1980, with a supplement of April 21, 1999.

21 IS9 – Gymnasium #2, Ukraine The flag of Ukraine represents the rectangular panel consisting of two horizontal equal strips: top - dark blue, bottom - yellow colours. It was adopted in January 28, 1992 (originally in 1918)

22 Flag - as wheat in steppes under a blue arch of the sky. It personifies immemorial aspiration of the people to the world, work, beauty and riches of the native earth.

23 Command of the Ukrainian schoolboys from Chernivtsy at the International conference.

24 IS10 – Colegiul Economic, Romania The national flag of Romania is a tricolor with vertical stripes from the flag pole, blue, yellow and red. The flag's dimensions are 124 cm long and 110 cm wide. It was adopted: 26 June 1848 24 April 1867 27 December 1989

25 The flag is very similar to the civil flag of Andorra and the state of Chad, but having no connection with them. Tricolour was first adopted in 1834 the Romanian Country. In 1848, the flag adopted by the revolutionaries as the Country Romanian flag was blue-yellow-red tricolor (with the blue above, therefore, as meaning "Freedom, Justice, Fraternity"). Throughout history it has undergone many changes both and color of their settlement. The flag to signify the Roman people respect, pride and a part of our country's history.

26 Legend This legend has been favored by matching colored flags assigned to the two Romanian principalities at that time (red and blue to blue and yellow Moldova and Romanian Country). Legend of formation tricolor national flag by merging color flags of Moldova and Romanian Country born after 1860, perhaps the desire to reconcile everyone to the choice of the 1848 Wallachian revolutionary flag as the flag of all Romanians.

27 IS11 – Norkem Park High School, SouthAfrica The national flag was designed by the former South African state Herald,Mr Fred Brownell and was first used on 27 April 1994.

28 Colours Colours combinations represent different meanings for different people therefore no universal symbolism should be attached to any of the colours. The main design of the flag, the green "Y" starting the flag post and coming together in the center of the fiag,can be seen as the coming together of he different people of South Africa,who then take the road ahead.

29 Bonus - IS3 - Hungary The flag of Hungary is a horizontal tricolour of red, white and green. In this exact form, it has been the official flag of Hungary since October 1, 1957.

30 History The Hungarian flag has its origins in the national republican movements of the 18th-19th century (concerning its form, the tricolour) and in the Hungary of the Middle Ages (concerning its colours).

31 History of the Hungarian Flag 1867-19181940-1945 1946-1949 and 1956-19571949-1956 symbol of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution 1957-1989

32 Colours Red Red – symbolizes strength White White – faithfulness Green Green - hope

33 Thank you for working with us. IS3 from Hungary

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