The flag of Canada is a red mapple leaf on a white field with two red vertical stripes on both sides. There is no need to explain why this mapple leaf appeared on the flag taking into account the number of mapple trees in the country and the popularity of mapple syrop in the country.
The history of the national flag
The main national symbol of Canada has a very interesting history. The flag was changed many times because of the confrontation between England and France both countries had colonies on the territory of the country. The current version of the flag was adopted in 1965. But the first flag hoisted on the territory of Canada was the croix of Saint Georges. In some years French marines hoisted French flag on the territory. In 1736 after long negotiations the terrotory of Canada became English and for centuries the Union Jack was an official flag oof Canada. In 1964 the prime minister of Canada decided to Work out a new flag. Firstly there was an idea to use three mapple leaves but finally it was decided to place only one to highlight the unity of the nation.
Red and white colors are ntional in Canada and they symbolise French and English roots of all canadiens. The mapple leaf became the national symbol when the prince of Wales came to Canada for the first time. People came to greet him with leaves of mapples as a national symbol.