El Salvador Flag
This entry will be about flags with the blue and white color scheme.
What do blue and white mean in each country's context?
The blue and white in Israel's flag represent the Jewish prayer shawl, which symbolizes holiness and Heaven above. The Star of David is also an important symbol in Judaism("Flag of Israel").
In the El Salvador flag, the blue means "the sea and the sky; vigilance, truth and loyalty, perseverance & justice" and the white means "peace and honesty"("El Salvador").
In the flag of Greece, the symbolism of the colors is as follows:
The color blue represents the sea which is so important to Greece and such a major portion of its economy. The white represents the waves on the ocean. Blue has also always been a color of protection, seen in the blue eye amulets used to ward off evil, and white is seen as the color of purity. ("Greek")It is from this description that we believe that the blue and white in the Greek flag mean purity and goodness.
Finally, the blue in Honduras' flag symbolizes "the sea and the sky; vigilance, truth and loyalty, perseverance & justice" and the white symbolizes "peace and honesty"("Honduras").
So the common symbol of these two paired colors are that of holiness and of purity and goodness. This is very appropriate since blue and white are easy on the eyes.
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"Flag of Israel -." Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Web. 11 Nov. 2009. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_of_Israel].
"Greek Flag - Flag of Greece - The Meaning of the Greek Flag." Greece Travel - Travel to Greece. Web. 11 Nov. 2009. [http://gogreece.about.com/od/greekflag/a/greekflag.htm].
"Honduras Flag." Flags and Nations of the World. Web. 11 Nov. 2009. [http://www.flags-flags-flags.org.uk/honduras-flag.htm].