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Finland (State) National Flag Sewn

  • £97.00

Sewn National Flag

  • 140gsm woven fabric
  • Double stitched top and bottom hem with triple stitching on the fly edge.
  • Anti Fray netting can be added as an optional extra prolonging the life span of your flag.
  • Rope and toggle finish as standard. Compatible with most standard external and internal flagpole halyard systems.
  • Eyelets are a no cost optional extra
  • Inglefield clips and spinnaker clips are available at an extra cost.
  • Reinforced header tape
  • Manufactured in house to MOD specification.

Sewn flags manufactured in bold colour fast colours that are resistant to the ageing effects of the sun. Our flags are made to the highest quality and are designed for regular use on outdoor flagpoles. If you would like more information call our sales team on 0161 653 6381.

Historical Information

 Adopted 29 May 1918, the most recent regulations came into force 1 June 1978. Finland was a part of Sweden from the 12th century until 1809 and, after gaining independence, adopted a national flag patterned on the Swedish one. Similar flags were introduced by Finnish yacht clubs more than half a century earlier, when Finland was under Russian rule. The first yacht club, the Nylandska Jaktkluben, was established in 1861 in Helsinki and adopted a white flag with a blue cross, with the arms of the county of Nyland in the canton. The other yacht clubs followed suit, adopting the same design with different arms in the canton. The first to propose the blue and white as national colours of Finland was a poet called Zachris Topelius in 1862. In 1863 the newspaper Helsingfors Dagblad suggested that the national flags should be white with a blue cross. The blue represents the thousands of lakes in Finland and its clear sky; the white stands for the snow that covers the country in the long winters.

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