23 October 2015

#1000 Estonia - Finland - Malaysia - the Netherlands

The national flag of Estonia (EstonianEesti lipp) 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.

There are a number of interpretations attributed to the colours of the flag. A historical interpretation of the colours has blue representing ancient freedom, truth, sky and sea, black symbolizing soil, lost independence and dark coats, and white, the promise and pursuit of a brighter future.

Another interpretation made popular by the poetry of Martin Lipp is as follows:
  • blue: vaulted blue sky above the native land;
  • black: attachment to the soil of the homeland as well as the fate of Estonians – for centuries black with worries;
  • white: purity, hard work, and commitment

Thank you all !

Sent to Finland on: August 28, 2015
From Finland to Malaysia: September 7, 2015
From Malaysia to the Netherlands: ??
From the Netherlands to Estonia: ??
Received from the Netherlands on: October 16, 2015

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