Fun Flag Facts

Today is flag day, which got me thinking about the history of flags.  I went to and found some interesting facts about flags.

  • Flags were used in the middle ages to identify a knight.
  • Ships began using flags in the 17th century to show their country of origin and to communicate.
  • The flag of Denmark was designed in 1478, and is the oldest national flag still in use.
  • Flags are also used for religious purposes, such as the Buddhist prayer flags.

3 thoughts on “Fun Flag Facts

  1. Being born and raised in
    England I fly my flag of St George and England proudly April 24 on St George’s Day each year, I also live in British Columbia, Canada and this year will join in celebrating Canada’s 150th birthday so will be waving my Canada Maple Leaf flag on July 1 too. Thanks for the flag facts🇬🇧🇬🇧🇨🇦🇬🇧🇬🇧

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