Why Flags Are Still an Important Symbol

Though the new technology to which people have access nowadays makes us forget about some simple things that we pass by and use daily, refreshing our memory once in a while is not a bad thing to do. Flags, for instance, are such items that we often ignore. Whether we are talking about full sized flags of hand waving flags, these items are still important in the world we live. Let us take a look at the history of flags.

Short history of flags

In the past centuries, flags were mainly used on the battlefield in order to ease communication amongst allied troops. They have evolved as to represent noble houses, then states, countries, firms and corporation as a distinctive symbol which can be easily recognized when encountered. Denmark’s flag, for instance, was designed as soon as the 13th century, remaining the same till this day. Another fun fact is that the only country’s flag whose shape is not that of a rectangle is Nepal, the shape of this country’s flag being that of two triangles one on top of the other.

Countries often compete amongst themselves as to who can post the largest flag. Brazil, for the moment, prides itself with a flag as large as 8740 square feet waving in the country’s capital. Companies now use flags as a marketing strategy that is proving to be quite fruitful amongst the general population, either by sharing hand waving flags embossed with the company’s logo or by posting big sized ones in their stores or main quarters.