Sunday, January 29, 2012

Hawthorne Hotel's Flags of the Week ~~ January 30 through February 5, 2012

It seems like it will be a predominantly blue flag week here at the Hawthorne Hotel.

Our flags of the week are:

Monday , January 30 Egypt and Mississippi

Tuesday , January 31 El Salvador and Missouri

The flag of El Salvador was inspired by the flag of the Federal Republic of Central America, and by the flag of Argentina, the country that sent one of the first fleets to help consummate the independence of Central American republics from Spain.

There are two versions of the flag, one containing the national coat of arms and the other the words "DIOS UNION LIBERTAD" (Spanish: God, Union, Liberty). The one bearing the coat of arms is used by the government and state organizations. The other version is used for civil purposes. Both flags have a 3:5 aspect ratio.

From 1009 to 1912, a different flag was in use, with a field of alternating blue and black stripes and a white canton containing white stars.

The actual blue and white stripes in flag are based on the importance of añil exports, añil was commonly used as a source for indigo dye.

Wednesday , February 1 Equatorial Guinea and Montana

Thursday , February 2 Eritrea and Nebraska

Friday , February 3 Estonia and Nevada

The national flag of Estonia is a tricolour featuring three equal horizontal bands of blue (top), black, and white. The normal size is 105 × 165 cm. In Estonian it is colloquially called the "sinimustvalge" (literally "blue-black-white") , after the colours of the bands. The flag became associated with Estonian nationalism and was used as the national flag (riigilipp) when the Estonian Declaration of Independence was issued on February 24, 1918. The flag was formally adopted on November 21, 1918. On December 12, 1918 was the first time the flag was raised as the national symbol atop of the Pikk Hermann Tower in Tallinn

Saturday , February 4 Scotland * and New Hampshire

The official state flag of New Hampshire was adopted in 1909 (but its design has been in use since 1784). The flag pictures the state seal on a deep blue field (background). The state seal has the ship "Raleigh" sailing near a large gray granite rock, in front of a yellow sun rising over blue water. The Raleigh was built to fight the British during the Revolutionary War. The scene is surrounded by the words, "SEAL OF THE STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE 1776," and yellow laurel leaves interspersed with nine yellow stars (since New Hampshire was the ninth state in the US). New Hampshire became a state in 1788.

Sunday , February 5 Ethiopia and New Jersey

* denotes special request(s)

We hope you enjoy learning more about the flags of the countries of the United Nations, and the States of the USA.  These will be flying on the front of the Hawthorne Hotel, while the Stars and Stripes will prevail on the roof.


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