Vexillology Report

One of my favorite parts of doing a blog is seeing where my readers are from, especially when they come from far-flung places. As a thank you to all of the readers that have come from different places, I’m going to be looking into the history and meaning behind your flags.

  • Mexico
    The flag of Mexico is widely recognized for its unique design featuring the country’s coat of arms, the origin of which is over 500 years old. Symbolism The dominant visual element on the Mexican flag is the coat of arms featuring an eagle devouring a snake while perched on a cactus. This image is based on the Mexica myth of the founding of Tenochtitlan, known …
  • United States
    The US flag is perhaps the most recognized flag in the world, and although its symbolism has remained constant, its form has changed more than most others over the past 200 years.
  • Canada
    Although iconic today, the creation of a Canadian flag was a contentious issue that wasn’t resolved until 1965.

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