Finland Flags

The Flag of Finland was adopted on May 29, 1918. It is also called as Siniristilippu (Blue Cross Flag)
The Finland flag features a white background with a blue cross that ranges to the edges of the flag. The vertical part of the blue Nordic cross is lifted to the hoist side in the style of the Dannebrog (Danish flag). The blue color symbolizes the blue skies and the thousands of lakes that are scattered across the country. The white color represent the snow that shields the land during winter. The Scandinavian cross symbolizes the religion of Christianity. The flag has a width-to-length proportion ratio of 11:18.
The modern blue-crossed flag for Finland initially used in 1861 by a yacht club in Helsinki called Nylandska Jaktklubben. From 1899-1917, Finland was ruled by Russia. During this time, a Russian flag added to the Finnish flag. This flag referred as the slaves flag and refused to be used by most of the citizens. After the independence of Finland in 1917, a competition organized for designing of the flag. The Finnish blue-crossed flag adopted on May 29, 1918.