Queen Sikrit of Thailand, since 1950
I couldn’t tell you what day of the year I was born on, but I can tell from this flag that Queen Sikrit was born on a Friday. Each day of the week has an associated colour with it. Friday’s is light blue, so anyone Royal Family member born on has a flag with a light blue background. The king was born on a Monday, so his flag is yellow. Princess Sirindhorn was born on a Tuesday, so hers is pink. The emblem below the crown is Queen Sikrit’s royal cypher.

Queen Sikrit of Thailand, since 1950

I couldn’t tell you what day of the year I was born on, but I can tell from this flag that Queen Sikrit was born on a Friday. Each day of the week has an associated colour with it. Friday’s is light blue, so anyone Royal Family member born on has a flag with a light blue background. The king was born on a Monday, so his flag is yellow. Princess Sirindhorn was born on a Tuesday, so hers is pink. The emblem below the crown is Queen Sikrit’s royal cypher.

Royal Thai Police
One thing I’ve learned from looking up holidays for this blog is that there are a lot of “Police Days” around the world. Today is Thailand’s. So uh, happy National Police Day to all the Thai police officers out there.

Royal Thai Police

One thing I’ve learned from looking up holidays for this blog is that there are a lot of “Police Days” around the world. Today is Thailand’s. So uh, happy National Police Day to all the Thai police officers out there.

mataveel:

Thai flag ❤ #thai #flag #catfishfarm #krabi #thailand ❤❤❤

mataveel:

Thai flag ❤ #thai #flag #catfishfarm #krabi #thailand ❤❤❤

Thailand (consular flag), since 1927.
Thailand removed the white elephant from its national flag in 1917, but the animal still remains on the flags used by its diplomatic corps. Consuls of Thailand fly the national flag defaced with a large blue disc and a plain white elephant. Ambassadors have a similar flag, except the elephant is also dressed in regalia.

Thailand (consular flag), since 1927.

Thailand removed the white elephant from its national flag in 1917, but the animal still remains on the flags used by its diplomatic corps. Consuls of Thailand fly the national flag defaced with a large blue disc and a plain white elephant. Ambassadors have a similar flag, except the elephant is also dressed in regalia.

Royal Siam Army (colour), 1885-1887
The Chudhadhujdhippatai flag was an army colour (a single specially made flag designed to be carried in battle or on formal occasions) granted to the Royal Siam Army as it headed north to fight the Haw wars.
The flag is a great showcase for the old coat of arms of Siam. These European-style arms were created in 1873 on the orders of King Rama V. The shield was divided into three compartments, symbolizing the King’s sovereignty over Laos (represented by a white elephant on red), the northern Malay states (represented by two crossed daggers on pink), and the core Thai territory (represented by a three-headed elephant on yellow). 
Rama V’s successor Rama VI abandoned the arms in 1911, replacing them with the more indigenous Garuda emblem.

Royal Siam Army (colour), 1885-1887

The Chudhadhujdhippatai flag was an army colour (a single specially made flag designed to be carried in battle or on formal occasions) granted to the Royal Siam Army as it headed north to fight the Haw wars.

The flag is a great showcase for the old coat of arms of Siam. These European-style arms were created in 1873 on the orders of King Rama V. The shield was divided into three compartments, symbolizing the King’s sovereignty over Laos (represented by a white elephant on red), the northern Malay states (represented by two crossed daggers on pink), and the core Thai territory (represented by a three-headed elephant on yellow).

Rama V’s successor Rama VI abandoned the arms in 1911, replacing them with the more indigenous Garuda emblem.

cozitsunspoken:

Suddenly found small unique village in the city. I don’t know is that traditional house or not. So unique like house on stilts. Thai flags everywhere and near long river. Beautiful even rather shabby. #flag #thaistagram

If anyone is curious, those yellow flags represent the King.

cozitsunspoken:

Suddenly found small unique village in the city. I don’t know is that traditional house or not. So unique like house on stilts. Thai flags everywhere and near long river. Beautiful even rather shabby. #flag #thaistagram

If anyone is curious, those yellow flags represent the King.

Prime Minister of Thailand (1936-Present)
Thailand’s first constitution was promulgated on 10 December 1932, following the events of the Siamese revolution. That same revolution led to the creation of the position of Prime Minister.
The seal of the Prime Minister features the Rajasiha and Gajasiha, the king of lions and the elephant-headed lion. Formerly featured on the royal coat of arms of Siam, they are featured here as the protectors of the constitution. The Prime Minster’s standard features this seal topped with Great Crown of Victory.

Prime Minister of Thailand (1936-Present)

Thailand’s first constitution was promulgated on 10 December 1932, following the events of the Siamese revolution. That same revolution led to the creation of the position of Prime Minister.

The seal of the Prime Minister features the Rajasiha and Gajasiha, the king of lions and the elephant-headed lion. Formerly featured on the royal coat of arms of Siam, they are featured here as the protectors of the constitution. The Prime Minster’s standard features this seal topped with Great Crown of Victory.

Question!

timetails:

Why is the US’s flag colors the exact same as UK’s Union Jack? (Without the, you know, 50 states)

(Scratch that- why do so many flag only have red, blue, and white?)

Answer!

The United Kingdom and the United States share a colour scheme because the American flag is descended from a British-inspired flag called the Grand Union Flag. The original American flag was created by taking the British crosses out of the top left of this flag and replacing them with a field of thirteen stars.

The British flag features those three colours because it’s a combination of the red and white flag of England, the blue and white flag of Scotland, and the red and white St Patrick’s Cross flag (representing Ireland).

Many red-white-blue flags are connected to these two. Australia and New Zealand fly defaced British Ensigns. The flags of LiberiaChilePanama, and Cuba are all directly based on the American flag, either because of a historical connection or because the stars and stripes were seen as a symbol of liberty. 

The French tricolour (a combination of the red and blue flag of Paris and the white flag of the French monarchy) was another a symbol of liberty. Its colours inspired the flags of ParaguayCosta Rica, and Norway. As one of the earliest revolutionary flags, it served as a model for dozens of other tricolours.

The other revolutionary tricolour was the flag of the Netherlands. It was originally orange white and blue, representing Prince William of Orange, but the orange dye used at the time wasn’t stable and would redden with age. Eventually red just became the flag’s official colour. 

The Dutch flag may have inspired the Russian flag, or it may have been the coat of arms of Moscow. Either way, Russia ended up with a white-blue-red tricolour which became the basis for the Pan-Slavic colours used on the flags of SerbiaCroatia, the Czech RepublicSlovakia, and Slovenia.

There’s a lot of history connecting all these flags, and the more the colour scheme was used, the more it came to represent independence and freedom. Thailand, for example, added blue to its red and white flag to match the flags of its World War I allies

There are a few exceptions. Luxembourg’s flag is based on its coat of arms and Cambodia probably came by its colours independently. But by and large most red-white-blue flags were based — directly or indirectly — on the flags that came before them.

scottkpp:

#thailand #bangkok #flag  (Taken with instagram)

scottkpp:

#thailand #bangkok #flag (Taken with instagram)

gaiaglossa:

flags for the king, chiang mai, thailand
(SAS 1/17/2012)

gaiaglossa:

flags for the king, chiang mai, thailand

(SAS 1/17/2012)

vexillophile:

The flagfood images seem to be plentiful this evening. I just wish I could reach them…
michaelyimmer:

While taking a sick day from work, this is what I stumbled across in the refrigerator… Couple these with a nice cold glass of milk on a 100 degree+ day like today= bliss!

vexillophile:

The flagfood images seem to be plentiful this evening. I just wish I could reach them…

michaelyimmer:

While taking a sick day from work, this is what I stumbled across in the refrigerator… Couple these with a nice cold glass of milk on a 100 degree+ day like today= bliss!