Sunday, February 05, 2012

Hawthorne Hotel's Flags of the Week ~~ February 6 through 12, 2012

This week we have decided to feature the following flags, which are part of our flags of the week program:

Fiji.  Its bright blue background symbolizes the Pacific Ocean, which plays an important part in the lives of the islanders, both in terms of the fishing industry, and the huge tourist trade. The Union Jack reflects the country's links with Great Britain. The shield is derived from the country's official coat of arms, which was originally granted by Royal Warrant in 1908. It is a white shield with a red cross and a red chief (upper third of a shield). The images depicted on the shield represent agricultural activities on the islands, and the historical associations with Great Britain. At the top of the shield, a British lion holds a cocoa pod between its paws. The upper left is sugar cane, upper right is a coconut palm, the lower left a dove of peace, and the lower right a bunch of bananas.






New Mexico.  The flag of the state of New Mexico consists of a red sun symbol of the Zia on a field of yellow. The colors honor Isabella I of Castile, her Hapsburg heirs and the conquistadors who explored in her name. 




Gabon, an African country located near the equator. Its flag has colors which are green, representing the forests; gold, representing the equator; and blue, representing the sea.



Monday,

February 
6

Fiji and New Mexico
Tuesday,

February
7

Finland and New York
Wednesday,

February
8

France and North Carolina
Thursday,

February
9

Gabon and North Dakota
Friday,

February
10

Gambia and Ohio
Saturday,

February
11

Georgia and Oklahoma
Sunday,

February
12

Germany and Oregon





We hope you enjoy seeing more flags, and learning a little bit about what their design is supposed to mean.

 Juli

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