Weird and Unknown Flags from Around the World - #3
First published: Friday December 31st, 2021
Welcome back fellow JetPunkers and amateur vexillologists to the third part of Weird and Unknown Flags from Around the World. So, if you stumbled on this blog first, you can view the complete series here.
In the previous editions, we found a lot of Russian flags which included bears. Lots of bears! So, this edition will revolve around less animal-centric flags. Moreover, as ZooTuber3000 had warned me of severe consequences in the previous edition if I fail to create more than seven editions of it, I have decided to include 12 flags per post. This could be increased later if I find more flags. And you can help in this! If you happen to know some unknown or weird flags, let me know!
So, let's begin the third part of our adventure of weird, unusual and unknown flags from around the world. Sit back, get some hot chocolate and enjoy the ride!
For the first flag of our third part, we land in the Hela Province of Papua New Guinea. The Land of the Paradise Bird! Well, this flag looks very complex but it is beautiful nonetheless. This flag looks even better when waving!
Florencio Varela is a subdivision of Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina.
Wait, even city subdivisions have flags? Here in India, we don't even have state flags! 😩 This flag looks like it was made on Paint. I honestly don't know what's going on in this flag, but it looks very nice.
Beringen is a municipality in Belgium. Well, the design looks pretty Belgian but what animal is that? It looks like a brown mouse. But according to a website, it is a bear! Um.. does it look like a bear? And with that ring in its nose, it looks even weirder.
Wait, is that an advertisement? A man selling cheese is not our go-to design for a flag. It's from Russia. What can you expect? Anyway, here, have some cheese!
I realised there weren't a lot of African flags here in my blogs. So I added the flag of Cairo. Unlike other flags from the Islamic world, this one has no green. The colours and the symbolism, though not all-inclusive and accurate, look very nice. Apparently, Egypt has a lot of good flags!
Lethbridge. Doesn't that sound familiar? Oh, yes! That's were Jiaozira is from! Well, there are so many stripes in this flag. The makers of this flag probably didn't like symmetry and that's why there's one extremely thin red stripe and some white ones are very thick while others are not. In the canton, it looks like they have heavily simplified something just like those topological maps!
I would love to know what Jiaozira thinks of this flag!
This flag was created by tilting the Indian tricolour and then doodling random things on it – corn, hearts and for some weird reason, socks! Well, the Filipinos are a very patriotic people and if I say anything bad about this flag, I'm gonna be cancelled. So, I won't say anything now.
Some missionaries came here and preached the gospel to me. Since then, I've been carrying this Bible on my back wherever I go so that I can preach to my friends as well. I am very happy as you can see from my face. I am literally standing on three legs!
– Bear, probably
Remember that murderous catfish from the first part? This is however not a fish! Guess what, it is a dolphin! While dolphins are known to be friendly and playful, this is quite the opposite. Perhaps it is a distant relative of that catfish. Keep away or it will bite you!
We come back to the Land of Weird Flags. Doesn't this owl look like Hedwig? Anyway, what is it perched on? Is that a burner? Hey, owl! Get away from that burner! You'll catch fire!
After Russia, Belgium probably has the most weird flags. This one looks very complex. In the right side, their is a preacher, I guess. There's also the Sun and the Moon. On the left side, um... never mind. I don't know what is happening over here in this flag.
And for our final flag, for the first time there isn't a Russian flag! It's the flag of Split, Croatia! Firstly, the flag is vertical. And secondly, it has a gradient feature with light blue to dark blue from top to bottom, which makes it extremely difficult to produce for laymen like us. It consists of six "SPLIT" forming the silhouette of Diocletian's Palace and the Saint Domnius Cathedral belfry, which is topped with a cross.
Probably, one of the best flags ever created! The clear winner for this edition.
And, it ends here. Wait! For the next part, I shall cover some good flags as Fuse suggested to me in the previous edition. Finding weird flags is extremely difficult, so I suppose finding good flags will be even more difficult. Anyhow, we shall see what I have in store for you in the next part! Until then, goodbye! 👋
Ooh.. there's one thing left to say! I wish you all a very Happy New Year! May you all have a wonderful, healthy and prosperous New Year. With only a few hours left where I live, I'm off to celebrate, of course keeping in line with the COVID protocols. Meet you all in 2022! 🎉🎊🎆😄