The flag of Europe
is one of the most recognisable in the world. It sits on a bold blue field (proportioned 2:3) with twelve, five pointed stars arranged in a circle in its centre. The flag was originally conceived in 1955, as the Council of Europe called for a visual symbol for the whole of Europe to unite behind. Later, in 1985, it was then adopted by the newly formed European Communities (EC), which later became the European Union (EU). The European flag is said to represent The skies of the western World, with the stars representing the people of Europe, forming a circle of unity. The number 12 was chosen as it is said to represent strength. Some however do believe that the flag was inspired by Roman Catholicism, with the circle of stars being similar to that often depicted encircling the head of the Virgin Mary. This theory also aligns with the date of the flags introduction, being the 8th of December 1955, the same day as the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. The flag itself has gone on to inspire designs for many other European based flags for other unions and international bodies, making it a prominent symbol in modern Europe. We offer a wide range of flag related products such as bunting, table flags, hand flags, pole flags, car flags and pin badges in a huge variety of designs, all at extremely good value. In addition, we offer free and fast delivery, with our products being supplied from our warehouse in the UK, all with personal and friendly customer service.
The European Union Flag
, Originally Adopted on 8 December 1955 by the Council of Europe, was Taken over by the European Union on 29 May 1986. The blue Symbolizes the Sky, the 12 Golden Stars in a Circle represent the union of Europe.