20 July 2018

#1643 Maldives

The flag of the Republic of Maldives is green with a red border. The centre bears a vertical white crescent; the closed side of the crescent is on the hoist side of the flag. It was adopted on 25 July 1965.

The red rectangle represents the boldness of the nation's heroes, and their willingness to sacrifice their every drop of blood in defence of their country. The green rectangle in the centre symbolises peace and prosperity. The white crescent moon symbolises the Islamic faith.

Thank you, Jade !

Received on: July 19, 2018

#1642 Nepal

The national flag of Nepal (Nepaliनेपालको झण्डा) is the world's only non-quadrilateral national flag. The flag is a simplified combination of two single pennons (the vexillological word for pennants), known as a double pennon. Its crimson red is the colour of the rhododendron, Nepal's national flower, while the blue border is the colour of peace. Until 1962, the flag's emblems, the sun and the crescent moon, had human faces, but were removed to modernise the flag.

The current flag was adopted on 16 December 1962, along with the formation of a new constitutional government. It borrows from the original design, used throughout the 19th and 20th Centuries, and is a combination of the two individual pennons used for more than 2,000 years.

Thank you, Foysal !

Received on: July 12, 2018

#1641 Roosta, Estonia

Sent on: July 10, 2018
Received on: July 11, 2018

#1640 Spain

Thank you, Paula !

Received on: July 9, 2018

#1639 Estonia - Ukraine - Netherlands - Canada - USA - Taiwan

Thank you !

Received on: July 5, 2018

#1638 Estonia - Poland - Belarus - Croatia - South Korea - Switzerland

Thank you !

Received on: July 5, 2018

#1637 Romania

For more info, see received card #906.

Date of Inscription on the List of UNESCO WHS: 1991

Thank you, Mihnea !

Sent on: June 28, 2018
Received on: July 5, 2018