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Thailand Flag

Flag of Thailand
Flag Name(s)Trairong ("Tricolour"), Trairanga (Thai: ธงไตรรงค์ thong trai rong), Tricolour flag [Flag Of Thailand]
Aspect Ratio(2:3)
Color Scheme red,white,blue
Color and Design

Five horizontal stripes of red, white, blue, white and red, the middle stripe twice as wide as the others.

Meaning & SymbolismThe tricolors are said to stand for "Nation, Religion, King", an unofficial motto of Thailand. Red for the land and people, white for religions and blue for the monarchy, the last having been the auspicious colour of King Vajiravudh (Rama VI).
Description and Brief History

The flag of Thailand shows five horizontal stripes in the colours red, white, blue, white and red, with the central blue stripe being twice as wide as each of the other four. The design was adopted on 28 September 1917, it is also marked as a national day of importance in Thailand celebrating the flag day.

The first flag used for Siam (former name for the Kingdom of Thailand) was a plain red one, first used under Narai (1656–1688). Naval flags later used different symbols on the red ground—a white chakra, or a white elephant inside the chakra. The first official flag was created in 1855 by Mongkut (Rama IV), showing a white elephant on red ground, as the plain coloured flag was not distinct enough for international relations.

In 1916 the flag was changed to show a white elephant in royal regalia. In 1916, the current design, but with the middle colour being the same red as the outer stripe, was defined as the civil ensign. The story goes that during a flood Vajiravudh (Rama VI) saw the flag hanging upside-down, and to prevent this from happening again created a new flag which was symmetrical. Later in 1917, the middle colour was changed to dark blue, which was similar in tone to indigo, which at the time was regarded as the auspicious colour for Saturday, the day Vajiravudh was born. According to other sources, the blue colour was also chosen to show solidarity with the Allies of World War I, which also had the colours blue-red-white in their flags.


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