Thailand Flag

Thailand Flag

 

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Flag of Thailand - Description of the Thailand Flag

  • The description of the Thailand Flag is as follows:
    • Five horizontal bands of red (top), white, blue (double width), white, and red
  • According to Ancient and Heraldic traditions much symbolism is associated with colors. The colors on the Thailand flag represent the following:
    • White - peace and honesty
    • Red - hardiness, bravery, strength & valour
    • Blue - vigilance, truth and loyalty, perseverance & justice
  • All Flag pictures depict flags flying, from the viewer's point of view, from left to right
 

 
 
  • The shape and flag ratio of the Thailand flag is described as 2:3 ( length 1 times the height )
  • The left half of the flag ( viewer's left side ) is called the Hoist
  • The upper left quarter of the flag is called the Canton
  • The right half of the flag is called the Fly
  • The Meaning & History of the Thailand Flag - The three colors red/white/blue stand for nation/religion/king
 

Canton - Flag Terminology

Flag Terminology - Did you Know ?
  • The design and description uses specific flag terminology based on Heraldic principles
  • Animal blazons should always appear with the heads facing the flag - staff side
  • The Study of the Flags is called Vexillology
  • Your interest in flags makes you a Vexillologist!
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Thailand Flag Etiquette
  • Thailand Flag etiquette is very strict and is is essential that Flag protocols and rules are followed correctly
  • Basic Flag Etiquette applies to all nations, including Thailand as follows:
  • Etiquette relating to the order of precedence for the flag
    • National Flag of Thailand
    • State Flag of Thailand
    • Military Flag of Thailand (in order of creation date)
    • Other Flag of Thailand
  • The United Nations uses alphabetical order when presenting a national flag including the Thailand Flag. Their flag etiquette ensures that no one country's flag has precedence over another country's flag
  • The National flag of Thailand should never be flown above another national flag on the same staff as this would suggest superiority, or conversely, inferiority of one flag, or Nation, over another
  • The Thailand flag should never be allowed to drag along the ground
  • A tattered or faded flag of Thailand should be removed and replaced with a new flag
  • A Flag of Thailand, when in such condition that it is no longer a fitting emblem of display, should be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning in private with all due care and respect
 
Flag History & Evolution:
  • The idea of flying a flag grew from the requirements of ancient warfare and the battlefield
  • Shields were painted with emblems to identify Friend or Foe
  • Warriors needed to know where their leaders were - the custom of carrying a pole was adopted
  • An emblem such as a shield, animal or religious device was attached to the pole for identification
  • The emblems were also used for identity and to cover suits of armour - Coats of Arms  were born
  • These emblems were the forerunners of modern flags
  • The Romans were the first to use a cloth flag - they were square and fastened to cross bars at the end of spears - the idea of fastening a flag to the side of a pole soon followed
  • The strict rules of Heraldry are still used when designing an emblem and creating anew flag
 
 
Terminology & Etiquette in Thailand Flag display
  • Hoist - the act or function of raising the Thailand flag, as on a rope
  • Half Staff or Half Mast - the Thailand flag is hoisted to half of the potential height of the flag pole to denote grief and mourning
    • Performed by first raising the Thailand flag to the top, then lowering the Thailand Flag halfway
  • Distress - denoted by flying the Thailand flag upside-down
  • Manner of hoisting - The Thailand flag should be hoisted briskly and lowered ceremoniously
  • No disrespect should be shown to the Thailand flag
  • The Thailand 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 Thailand 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 Thailand flag should be hoisted first and lowered last
  • International Flag relating to Thailand Flag usage forbids the display of the flag of one nation above that of another nation in time of peace
  • We hope that the presentation of facts and information regarding Thailand Flag Etiquette has provided a useful resource
 

National Flags of the World Map

Thailand

Location: South-Eastern Asia, bordering
the Andaman Sea and the Gulf of
Thailand, south-east
of Burma

 
 

Thailand

  • Land Size of Thailand : 511,770 sq km
  • Climate / Weather of Thailand : tropical; rainy, warm, cloudy southwest monsoon (mid-May to September); dry, cool northeast monsoon (November to mid-March); southern isthmus always hot and humid
  • Population of Thailand : 64,865,523
  • Former Name(s) : Siam
  • Capital City of Thailand : Bangkok
  • GDP of Thailand : $475.7 billion (2003 est.)
  • Main Industries : tourism, textiles and garments, agricultural processing, beverages, tobacco, cement, light manufacturing such as jewelry, electric appliances and components, computers and parts, integrated circuits, furniture, plastics, world's second-largest tungsten producer, and third-largest tin producer
  • Agricultural products : rice, tapioca, rubber, corn, sugarcane, coconuts, soybeans
  • Currency of Thailand : baht (THB)
  • Main Colors of Thailand Flag : Red, white and blue
  • Commonly mis-spelt as Thaland
 
Concise History of Thailand & its Flag
  • 10,000BC Upper Paleolithic (the Old Stone Age) period
  • 5000 - 3000BC Neolithic (New Stone Age) period
  • 3000BC - 1000BC Bronze age culture at Ban Chiang
  • 600 B.C. Chinese T'ai migration recorded
    300 B.C. Indian settlements bringing the Hindu religion
  • 1000 AD The Mons, from Burma, had established themselves in Central Thailand
  • 1150 Suriyavarman II built Angkor Wat in today's Cambodia
  • 1497 July 8 - Vasco da Gama set out on expedidition to India via Africa stopping at Mombasa, Mozambique, Malindi, Kenya, and Quilmana trading centres
  • 1516 Portuguese send an envoy to Thai Court and sign a treaty
    1529 - 1569 War with Burma
  • 1571 The Spanish settle in Manila to trade and spread Christianity
 
 
  • 1575 - 1650 The Dutch, French, Danish, Arabs, Chinese and British established trade agreements
  • 1833 - 1847 Thai-Vietnam war
  • 1833 First American envoy to the Thai Court
  • 1905 Slavery was abolished
  • 1909 Great Britain establishes protectorates
  • 1914 - 1918 WWI - Thailand joins the Allies
  • 1932 Revolution and the obsolete monarchy is abolished
  • 1939 - 1945 WWII Thailand declares war on the Allies

This information focuses on the history of Thailand and does not address contemporary events

 

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