In modern Finland there are three national symbols:
- A Civil flag;
- A president flag;
- And a national flag.
The symbolic meaning of colors used on the national flag is explained by the finish poet Sarkaris Topelius. According to him white is a symbol of snow and blue symbolizes numerous lakes within the country.
The president standarts unlike other national symbols has a Tampliers cross. It is a symbol of the fact the country took part I several military actions. National flag looks the same as the civil flag but the coat of arms is not used on it. The standard of the President of Finland from the other two options are distinguished by ” cut ” two triangles in the far end of the Flagstaff, which makes the Finnish cross look like a dagger or a sword, as well as the presence of a gold right-hand swastika (which has nothing to do with fascism, and is an ancient, revered by the Slavs and Scandinavians symbol of the solar cycle) on the background of the Templar blue cross with a five-pointed yellow star in the Golden circle. On the presidential flag is also present, identical in pattern and location to the state version of the flag, the emblem of the country.