Today is February 15th, the 50th anniversary of Canada’s National Flag! You will always see the famous red-and-white flag with the red maple leaf flying over the Parliament buildings in Ottawa, in national parks, and many other buildings.
Did you know that there were over 2,600 designs for the flag before it was chosen? Here are a few other facts about the National Flag of Canada:
* The flag is twice as long as it is high.
* The flag was first raised over Parliament hill on February 15th, 1965.
* In 1921, King George V of England proclaimed that red and white were the official colours of Canada.
* The Maple Leaf is a traditional emblem of Canada. It was a symbol of the land and its people.
Can you name some more buildings where you might see the National Flag of Canada? Leave your answer in the comments below!
Have a great day,