Sunday, April 29, 2012

Hawthorne Hotel's Flags of the Week ~~ April 30 through May 6, 2012

Here are this week's flag selections, chosen to fly in alphabetical order, the flags of the United Nations and the States of the USA.

The flags that will be featured are those of Colorado, Rwanda, and San Marino.


The flag consists of three alternate stripes of equal width and at right angles to the staff, the two outer stripes to be blue of the same color as in the blue field of the national flag and the middle stripe to be white, the proportion of the flag being a width of two-thirds of its length. At a distance from the staff end of the flag of one fifth of the total length of the flag there is a circular red C, of the same color as the red in the national flag of the United States. The diameter of the letter is two-thirds of the width of the flag. The inner line of the opening of the letter C is three-fourths of the width of its body or bar, and the outer line of the opening is double the length of the inner line thereof. Completely filling the open space inside the letter C is a golden disk, attached to the flag is a cord of gold and silver, intertwined, with tassels, one of gold and one of silver.

The blue is meant to represent the skies, the gold stands for the sunshine enjoyed by the state, the white represents the snowcapped mountains and the red represents the red colored earth (from Spanish colorado, meaning “red”).

In a 2001 survey of 72 state, provincial and territorial flags in North America conducted by the North American Vexillological Association, Colorado's flag was ranked number 16.

The Colorado state flag is also incorporated into the design of Colorado's state highway markers.


The flag of Rwanda was adopted on October 25, 2001. The flag has four colors: blue, green, and two forms of yellow (standard yellow for the middle band and what the Pantone system calls "sun yellow" for the sun). The blue band represents happiness and peace, the yellow band symbolizes economic development, and the green band symbolizes the hope of prosperity. The sun represents enlightenment.  The new flag represents national unity, respect for work, heroism, and confidence in the future. It was adopted to avoid connotations to the 1994 genocide.

The flag was designed by Alphonse Kirimobenecyo.

San Marino

The oldest attested flag of the republic dates back from 4 September 1465, when it was commissioned from a manufacturer in Florence. It showed a horizontal tricolor of orange, white and purple, with the old emblem of San Marino depicted on the white stripe. It is not known how long it remained the state flag of the republic or when did the white-blue bicolor appeared. In 1797, most likely influenced by the wave of reforms in France, the Supreme Council of the Republic commissioned a white and blue cockade, which, coincidentally or not, was identical to the one used by the French revolutionaries.[6][7]
The current flag was adopted on 6 April 1862 by a Decree of the Supreme Council and since then, little but graphic details of the coat of arms and some proportions were changed.

Monday , April 30 Russian Federation and Colorado
Tuesday , May 1 Rwanda and Connecticut
Wednesday,     May 2 Saint Kitts and Nevis and Delaware
Thursday , May 3 Saint Lucia and District of Columbia
Friday , May 4 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and Florida
Saturday , May 5 Samoa and Georgia
Sunday , May 6 San Marino and Guam

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