Moroccan Flag

Moroccan Flag

 

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The Flag of Morocco - Description of the Moroccan Flag
  • As the above picture of the Moroccan Flag indicates the overall background is Red
  • The description of the Moroccan Flag is as follows:
    • Red with a green pentacle (five-pointed, linear star) known as Solomon's seal in the center of the flag green is the traditional color of Islam
  • According to Ancient and Heraldic traditions much symbolism is associated with colors. The colors on the Moroccan flag represent the following:
    • Red - hardiness, bravery, strength & valour
    • Green - hope, joy and love and in many cultures have a sacred significance and is is the traditional color of Islam
 

 
 
  • The basic style shown in the picture of the Moroccan flag is described as  Emblem -reflecting the central design of the flag pattern
  • All Flag pictures depict flags flying, from the viewer's point of view, from left to right
  • The shape and flag ratio of the Moroccan flag is described as 2:3 ( length 1 times the height )
  • The Meaning & History of the Moroccan Flag - The Moroccan emblem depicts the green Sulayman star and was introduced in 1912, when Morocco was placed under French protectorate
  • The pentagram is usually known as King Solomon's Seal, while the hexagram is known as the Star of David
 

Canton - Flag Terminology

Flag Terminology - Did you Know ?
  • The design and description uses specific flag terminology based on Heraldic principles
  • Animal blazons should always appear with the heads facing the flag - staff side
  • The Study of the Flags is called Vexillology
  • Your interest in flags makes you a Vexillologist!
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Moroccan Flag Etiquette
  • Moroccan Flag etiquette is very strict and is is essential that Flag protocols and rules are followed correctly
  • Basic Flag Etiquette applies to all nations, including Moroccan as follows:
  • Etiquette relating to the order of precedence for the flag
    • National Flag of Moroccan
    • State Flag of Moroccan
    • Military Flag of Moroccan (in order of creation date)
    • Other Flag of Moroccan
  • The United Nations uses alphabetical order when presenting a national flag including the Moroccan Flag. Their flag etiquette ensures that no one country's flag has precedence over another country's flag
  • The National flag of Moroccan should never be flown above another national flag on the same staff as this would suggest superiority, or conversely, inferiority of one flag, or Nation, over another
  • The Moroccan flag should never be allowed to drag along the ground
  • A tattered or faded flag of Moroccan should be removed and replaced with a new flag
  • Due care and consideration must be taken to ensure that the Moroccan flag is always flown the correct way up
  • A Flag of Moroccan, when in such condition that it is no longer a fitting emblem of display, should be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning in private with all due care and respect
 
Flag History & Evolution:
  • The idea of flying a flag grew from the requirements of ancient warfare and the battlefield
  • Shields were painted with emblems to identify Friend or Foe
  • Warriors needed to know where their leaders were - the custom of carrying a pole was adopted
  • An emblem such as a shield, animal or religious device was attached to the pole for identification
  • The emblems were also used for identity and to cover suits of armour - Coats of Arms  were born
  • These emblems were the forerunners of modern flags
  • The Romans were the first to use a cloth flag - they were square and fastened to cross bars at the end of spears - the idea of fastening a flag to the side of a pole soon followed
  • The strict rules of Heraldry are still used when designing an emblem and creating a new flag
 
 
Terminology & Etiquette in Moroccan Flag display
  • Hoist - the act or function of raising the Moroccan flag, as on a rope
  • Half Staff or Half Mast - the Moroccan flag is hoisted to half of the potential height of the flag pole to denote grief and mourning
    • Performed by first raising the Moroccan flag to the top, then lowering the Moroccan Flag halfway
  • Distress - denoted by flying the Moroccan flag upside-down
  • Manner of hoisting - The Moroccan flag should be hoisted briskly and lowered ceremoniously
  • No disrespect should be shown to the Moroccan flag
  • The Moroccan flag should never be fastened, displayed, used, or stored in such a manner as to permit the Flag to be easily torn, soiled, or damaged in any way
  • The Moroccan flag should never have placed upon it, nor on any part of it, nor attached to it any mark, insignia, letter, word, figure, design, picture, or drawing on the flag of any nature
  • The Moroccan flag should be hoisted first and lowered last
  • International Flag relating to Moroccan Flag usage forbids the display of the flag of one nation above that of another nation in time of peace
  • We hope that the presentation of facts and information regarding Moroccan Flag Etiquette has provided a useful resource
 

National Flags of the World Map

Morocco

Location: Northern Africa, bordering the
North Atlantic Ocean and the
Mediterranean Sea,
between Algeria and the
Western Sahara

 
 

Morocco

  • Moroccan Land Size : 446,300 sq km
  • Moroccan Climate / Weather : Mediterranean, becoming more extreme in the interior
  • Moroccan Population : 32,209,101 (July 2004 est.)
  • Moroccan Capital City: Rabat
  • Moroccan GDP: $128.3 billion (2003 est.)
  • Moroccan Main Industries : phosphate rock mining and processing, food processing, leather goods, textiles, construction, tourism
  • Moroccan Agricultural products : barley, wheat, citrus, wine, vegetables, olives; livestock
  • Moroccan Currency : Moroccan dirham (MAD)
  • Main Colors of the Moroccan Flag : Red
  • Commonly mis-spelt as Morrocan or Morroccan
 
Concise History of Morocco & its Flag
  • 10,000BC Upper Paleolithic (the Old Stone Age) period
  • The earliest human ancestry (Homo erectus and Homo habilis) lived in Africa more than 2 million years ago
  • 49BC Mauretania (now northern Morocco and Algeria) inhabited by the Berbers became a Province of the Roman Empire
  • 439AD The Vandals took Mauretania from the Romans
  • 600-700 The Muslims conquered Morocco. Arabian and Phoenicians trade with ivory, rhino horn, gold, shells and slaves and bring a Muslim influence to the culture
  • 1062 Marrakesh, the Arab name for Morocco, was built as a fortified city by the Almoravids dynasty
  • 1100-1200 The Almohad dynasty replaced the Almoravids
  • 1492 Jews began arriving in Morocco after their expulsion from Spain
 
 
  • 1578 King Sebastian of Portugal launches a crusade against the Moors of Morocco
  • 1786 Morocco received $10,000 to stop attacking American ships in the Mediterranean
  • 1789 Morocco was the first country to recognize the US as a sovereign nation
  • 1859 Oct 22, Spain declared war on the Moors in Morocco
  • 1905 Germany contested French rule in Morocco
  • 1908 Mulai Hafid proclaimed himself the Sultan of Morocco but abdicated in 1912
  • 1914-18 World War I
  • 1912-1956 The French rule Morocco
  • 1939 - 1945 WW11
  • August 1945 The United States dropped atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki
  • 1956 Mar 2, Morocco declared independence from France
  • 1956 Oct 20, Tangier became part of independent Morocco
 
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The Moroccan Flag and Nation

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