Provincial Flag of Newfoundland and Labrador
Province: Newfoundland and Labrador
Newfoundland and Labrador Flag Description:
The flag of Newfoundland and Labrador consists of blue, gold and red designs on a white base.
Newfoundland and Labrador Flag Meaning:
The meaning of the flag according to the province's official tourism site states:
- "White = snow and ice;
- "blue = the sea;
- "red = human efforts;
- "gold = confidence in ourselves.
- "The blue section = our Commonwealth heritage (Union Jack).
- "The red and gold section = our future.
"The two triangles outlined in red show the mainland and island reaching forward together.
"A golden arrow = pointing to a bright future.
But the design of the flag is symbolic. For example, the Christian Cross, the Beothuk and Naskapi ornamentation, the outline of the maple leaf in the centre of the flag, a triumphant figure and our place in the space age. The image of a trident stands out. This emphasizes the continued dependence on the fishery resources of the sea. Hung as a banner, the arrow assumes the aspect of a sword which is in remembrance of War Veterans.
Newfoundland and Labrador Flag History:
The flag was adopted on June 6, 1980. Newfoundland and Labrador joined the Confederation of Canada on Mar. 31, 1949.
Interesting Newfoundland and Labrador Facts:
King Henry VII named Newfoundland who referred to John Cabot's discovery in 1497 as the New Found Launde.
Newfoundland and Labrador's official motto is: Quaerite Prime Regnum Dei - Seek Ye First the Kingdom of God.
The flag was designed by local artist Christopher Pratt.