30 June 2017

#1279 Mariehamn, Åland Islands

The flag of Åland consists of the Swedish flag defaced by a red cross symbolising Finland. Today, blue and white are considered Finnish colours, but in the early days of Finnish nationalism, red and yellow from the Finnish coat of arms were also an option.

The flag has been the official flag of the autonomous Finnish province of Åland since 1954. It was first hoisted in the capital Mariehamn on 3 April 1954.

Thank you, Anu !

Sent on: April 27, 2017
Received on: May 2, 2017

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