Flag of Vietnam –
our national symbol and proud

The flag of Vietnam is our national symbol and proud.

Vietnam flag

The flag includes a large yellow 5-pointed star on red back ground. The size ratio is 2:3 (length 1½ times the height).

This flag originated from 1945 when Vietnam claimed independence from French and Japanese. Since then, there’ve been several changes due to wars and territorial separation. After country re-unification in 1975, our national flag remained as it is now.

If you visit Hanoi these days, you’ll have a chance to watch special flag hoisting ceremony in Ba Dinh Square, in front of the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum.

The ceremony is held at 6 am every day and attracts many locals and visitors. At 9pm, the flag lowering procedure with similar rituals take places.

Watch the image of Vietnam flag flying in a video clip on Youtube.

You can see impressive red color covering on stadium when Vietnam team plays in an international football (soccer) match.

Vietnam football fans

Source: tinmoi.vn

Here’s the code for use of the flag of Vietnam. I collected from vexillologymatters.org:

  • The Vietnamese flag should be hoisted briskly and lowered ceremoniously
  • No disrespect should be shown to the Vietnamese flag
  • The Vietnamese flag should never be fastened, displayed, used, or stored in such a manner as to permit the Flag to be easily torn, soiled, or damaged in any way
  • The Vietnamese flag should never have placed upon it, nor on any part of it, nor attached to it any mark, insignia, letter, word, figure, design, picture, or drawing on the flag of any nature
  • The Vietnamese flag should be hoisted first and lowered last
  • International Flag relating to Vietnamese Flag usage forbids the display of the flag of one nation above that of another nation.

Those general regulations may be applicable for flags of other nations, I guess. There’s possibly a little different in your country.

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