Nepal Flag : Facts about Flag of Nepal
Nepal Flag : Amazing Facts about National Flag of Nepal:
– Nepal flag is the only nation in the world that does not have a rectangular national flag (two countries have square flags, but mathematically speaking, square is a kind of rectangle.)
– The unusual shape is apparently owed to the fact that the flag was derived from two pennants that were used by separate branches of the Rana family, members of which served as prime minister from 1846 until 1951.
– The white moon in the upper, smaller triangle represents the royal house, and the white sun represents the Rana family.
– The national flag of Nepal is red with a blue border around the unique shape of two overlapping right triangles – the smaller, upper triangle bears a white stylized moon and the larger, lower triangle displays a white 12-pointed sun.
– Crimson red represents victory and bravery.
– Blue symbolizes peace and harmony.
– The two triangles stands for the two major religions of Nepal – Hinduism and Buddhism.
– The moon represents the serenity of the Nepalese people and the shade and cool weather in the Himalayas. The Moon also symbolizes the longivity of the kingdom.
– The sun represents the fierce tenacity of the Nepalese people and the heat of the lower parts of Nepal. The Sun also symbolizes the perpetuity of the kingdom.
– Flag adopted Date: December 16, 1962.
– Until 1962, the flag’s emblems, the sun and the crescent moon, had human faces.
– Nepal attempted to make largest Human flag and held the record till 13 Dec, 2014.
– There are 12 and 8 equal and similar shaped small triangles in Sun and Moon of Nepal Flag respectively.