The modern flag of Denmark is a red rectangle field with a white cross on it. The main symbol of the country was officially approved in 1893. Danes are very patriotic people, so the national flag of the country can be seen everywhere: on vehicles, buildings public institutions etc.
The history of the flag
First flag of Denmark (Dannebrog – red cloth) originated around the beginning of the 13th century, it was depicted upside down white cross. Sometimes three crons were depicted on the field. After Norway and Sweden became sovereign countries crowns were eliminated. A new flag design consisted of red rectangle and a white cross In 1893, the flag of Denmark underwent some changes, turning bright red with a snow-white inverted cross. Since then, the symbol of the country is no longer changed.
What does the flag of Denmark mean
According to history, the bright red color of the rectangle represents the battle of the Danes with the pagans, which took place on June 15, 1219. According to some reports, the red cloth fell from the sky directly on the field where the fight took place. The people of the country decided that it was a sign of God and created a flag. That is why, the bright red rectangle means the battlefield, and the inverted white cross is the divine sign. The Dutch respect and honour their history the greatest number of flags in Europe can be seen in the country