Monday, 22 October 2012

Flag of the Week – Portugal

This Portuguese flag dates from 1910 when Portugal became a republic. Red and green were the republican colours. The centre has reminders of Portugal's past like the white shield containing 5 blue shields which represent King Alfonso Henrique's victory over five Moorish princes in 1139. All in all, an attractive flag.

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  1. How cool.. I didn't know that :)

    I'm your newest follower from the GFC blog hop

  2. very interesting! New follower from the blog hop :)

  3. Thanx for the information. Why is it that flags always have bright colors and not pastels? Are there any flags in the world that do have pastel colors? Sorry to go on but you got me thinking! I'm a new follower via RSS feed. If ya get a chance please check me out @ and


    1. Your comment about the flags got me intrigued. I flicked right through my little flag book and, what do you know, I didn't find even one! Flags must have been designed by men! Or rather, I suspect they are designed to be visible over distances so that might explain it. Cheers

  4. I didn't know that. It's nice to learn something new everyday! :)
    I'm visiting from the blog hop! I'm a new follower. would love for you to come visit my blog! ;)

  5. Always good to learn something new, would have been good to have you naming them throughout the olympics!


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