Finlandís national flag is extremely simple, a white field with a blue Nordic Cross.
The meaning of this flag is a relatively short explanation. The white field stands for snow, peace and honesty.
Blue is symbolic of Finlandís thousands of lakes and truth, loyalty, perseverance and Justice.
The presidential flag of Finland has a lot more on it that might have symbolic meaning to the people. There is a rampant lion with an armored human hand holding a sword.
The rear feet are trampling another spear and nine white roses are scattered about. This flag also has a cross of liberty in the upper left corner of the flag.
In Finland there are orders I would suppose are similar to the Masons, Elks and Knights of Columbus. The president of Finland is Grand Master of the Order of the Cross of Finland automatically. There is also an Order of White Roses of Finland which could account for these elements.
The lion holding a weapon and standing on another is symbolic of the Finns determination to protect their country and defeat the enemy. This is according to a friend with Finnish roots. His grandfather told him these things.
The roses again are hard to explain. Some say the roses could be referring to the nine provinces of Finland or the nine towns in the Grand Duchy but we couldnít find much reliable information on the flag.
Would you like to hear an interesting fact about fly Finlandís flag? It is flown from 6pm on Midsummer eve to 9pm on Midsummer Day because there is no darkness anywhere in Finland on Mid-Summer Day.