Header Ads

France changed the color of its flag - and no one noticed for over a year

French President Emmanuel Macron speaks during a press conference folowing a conference on Libya in Paris Friday, Nov. 12, 2021.
French President Emmanuel Macron speaks during a press conference following a conference on Libya in Paris Friday, Nov. 12, 2021.
  • France changed the color of it's flag over a year ago and no one noticed.
  • French news outlets revealed on Sunday that the blue third of the flag was made darker.
  • The decision is a nod to a darker shade used during the French Revolution.

France changed the color blue used in the country's flag, and the detail went unnoticed for more than a year, according to multiple reports.

French President Emmanuel Macron decided in July 2020 to change the blue third of the flag to a more darker shade.

According to French news site CNews, the color change is a return to a darker navy shade that was used before 1976, when then-president Valéry Giscard d'Estaing decided to make the colors lighter to better match the European Union's flag.

The new shade is also a hat tip to the French Revolution and a "very political" attempt to reconnect with the past, French site Europe 1 reported.

Photos from May 2020 and August 2020 show a stark difference in the blues, especially when the flag is seen next to the European Union flag.

French President Emmanuel Macron in front of the French and European Union flags in May 2020 (left) and August 2020 (right).
French President Emmanuel Macron in front of the French and European Union flags in May 2020 (left) and August 2020 (right).

There's been no administrative communication regarding the color change and no instructions have been given to replace any officials flags, the Europe 1 report said.

Last year, the new flag was raised above the presidential palace, but there was no celebration or any acknowledgment, the BBC reported.

Despite the decades-long switch to a lighter flag, the country's navy and other officials buildings have always used the darker shade, the BBC reported.

Read the original article on Insider


France changed the color of its flag - and no one noticed for over a year
Source: Rappler Buzz

No comments

Powered by Blogger.