Canada flag colours / meaning

    What are the colors of the Canadian flag?

    Red: Pantone (032) RGB: (255-0-0) Hex: (#FF0000)
    White RGB: (255-255-255) Hex: (#FFFFFF)

    Why is the flag of Canada red and white?

    By proclaiming the Royal Arms of Canada, King George V in 1921 made red and white the official colours of Canada; the former came from Saint George's Cross and the latter from the French royal emblem since King Charles VII. These colours became "entrenched" as the national colours of Canada upon the proclamation of the Royal Standard of Canada (the Canadian monarch's personal flag) in 1962. So naturally, they are the colors chosen for the national flag of Canada.

    What is the meaning of the Canadian flag?

    What do the colors on the Canadian flag stand for?

    Red color is a symbol of Canadian sacrifice during World Wars. It was taken from Saint George's Cross.
    White is the symbol of peace and tranquility reflecting neutrality and impartiality of Canadians. It was taken from the French royal emblem.

    What does the maple leaf on the Canadian flag represent?

    The maple leaf on the Canadian flag represent Canada's rich cultural heritage and natural resources.
    Long before the arrival of the first European settlers, Canada's Aboriginal peoples had discovered the edible properties of maple sap. In 1860, at a public meeting held in Toronto, the maple leaf was adopted as the national emblem of Canada for use in the decorations for the Prince of Wales' visit. Red and white were designated as Canada's official colours in 1921 by His Majesty, King George V, in the proclamation of the Royal Arms of Canada.

    What is the significance of 11-points on the maple leaf?

    The original leaf drawn by Alan Beddoe had 13 points. When a sugar maple leaf model was tested in the wind tunnel of the National Research Council's laboratory, the 11-pointed model appeared more aesthetic and elegant. Jacques Saint-Cyr, a graphic artist working for the Canadian Government Exhibition Commission, stylized the 11-point maple leaf that was presented to the Canadian Parliament.

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