5 Quebec Flag Facts You Should Know

by      March 11, 2015

A wooden replica of Quebec’s flag is now available from Patriot Wood! Patriot Wood’s wood version of this provincial flag features raised white elements, providing a distinctive 3-d look and depth without compromising the original design.

Let’s take a closer look at Quebec’s flag to learn some of its story.

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FIVE QUEBEC FLAG FACTS YOU SHOULD KNOW

1. Quebec’s flag is also known as the Fleurdelisé.

In a nod to the primary design element found in the flag, the four fleurs-de-lis, Quebec’s flag has earned a nickname: The Fleurdelisé.

2. Quebec’s flag was the first provincial flag officially accepted by Canada.

Quebec’s flag was officially adopted on January 1, 1948. Quebec celebrates it’s adoption each year on this day. Many of the other provincial flags were adopted in the 1960s, with Nova Scotia’s flag not officially adopted until 2013.

3. It was incorporated into the Quebec Nordiques’ jerseys.

The Quebec Nordiques were a professional hockey team based in Quebec City. Their jerseys were based on Quebec’s flag, and featured white stripes, fleurs-de-lis, and the same blue. The team eventually relocated to Colorado, becoming the Colorado Avalanche in 1995.

4. It’s considered the best-designed provincial flag.

Quebec’s flag’s design has been heralded by the North American Vexillogical Association. Their 2001 study ranked the Fleurdelisé as the best provincial flag and the third-best flag of all U.S. and Canadian state, provincial, and territory flags.

5. The flag of Quebec is supposed to fly above all other flags.

The act concerning Quebec’s flag states that the Fleurdelisé should take precedence over all other flags, including the flag of Canada. This poses a problem: federal protocol states that the flag of Canada should take precedence when both are flown. Thus, when a federalist party controls the National Assembly of Quebec, both the flag of Quebec and the flag of Canada are flown. However, when a sovereignist party is in control, only the Quebec flag is displayed.

Which of these five quick facts about the Quebec flag surprised you? Let us know in the comments below. Then head to PatriotWood.com to check out the Quebec Wood Flag today!

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