Flags of Countries in North America
Canada’s flag is easy to recognize by the red maple leaf. It is emblazoned in the middle on a white background. In English, the flag is therefore also called the Maple Leaf Flag , which means maple leaf flag. Incidentally, the eleven points on the leaf have no special meaning. Maple trees grow in southern Canada. The tree and its leaves became a symbol of the land.
The left and right sides are in the same red. White stands for the arctic snow, the red areas for the two seas on which Canada lies, i.e. the Pacific and Atlantic Ocean. It was used for the first time in 1965. After ties with Britain loosened, people also wanted their own flag for their country.
Three vertical stripes in green, white and red make up the flag of Mexico. In the middle is the coat of arms of Mexico. It shows an eagle on a cactus and with a snake in its beak. This is a legend that the Aztec capital, Tenochtitlán, was founded on the spot where the Aztecs saw such an eagle.
The colors mean: green is hope, white is unity and red is the blood that the heroes shed in the struggle for freedom. They are the colors of the soldiers who fought for Mexico’s independence.
United States of America
The flag of the USA has a beautiful name: Stars and Stripes. In English it is called Star-Spangled Banner or it is called Stars and Stripes , meaning “Stars and Stripes”. As you can see, it has 13 red and white stripes and 50 stars.
The stripes stand for the 13 founding states of the USA, the stars for today’s 50 states. The colors red, white and blue come from the English flag of the Union Jack , which was also the flag of the English colonies.
White stands for purity, red for bravery and blue for perseverance and justice. The flag is sung in the US national anthem, which is also called the Star-Spangled Banner.