Flag of Nepal TB
Saturday, 12 May 2012
Texas, United States
In the hands of Bevemjake.
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About This Item
The national flag of Nepal is the world's only national flag that is non-quadrilateral in shape. The flag is a simplified combination of two single pennons, the vexillological word for a pennant. Its crimson red is the color of the rhododendron, the country's national flower. Red is also the sign of victory in war. The blue border is the color of peace. The two triangles symbolize the Himalaya Mountains and represent the two major religions, Hinduism and Buddhism. The depiction of celestial bodies represents permanence, the hope that Nepal will last as long as the sun and the moon. The moon symbolizes that the Nepalese are soothing and calm, while the sun symbolizes fierce resolve. The moon also symbolizes the shades and the cool weather of the Himalayas, whereas the sun symbolizes the heat and the high temperature at the lower part (Tarai) of Nepal.
The present flag was adopted in 1962. The individual pennants had been used for the preceding two centuries and the double pennant since the 19th century. The flag borrows the basic design from the original design, which has been in use for more than 2,000 years. Until 1962, the flag's emblems, the sun and the crescent moon, had human faces. They were removed to modernize the flag.
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