Thursday, May 29, 2008

What a Watawat!


Ang watawat na ito ay pumapagaspas dahil sa malakas na ihip ng hangin mula sa dalampasigan ng Howick. Kapansin-pansin ang ilang bahay sa lugar na iyon na may flagpole sa kanila bakod kung saan nakawagayway ang kanilang bandila - ito marahil ay ekspresyon ng kanilang pagkamakabayan, nakalulungkot isiping sa pinas ay bihira akong makakita ng ganitong paglalahad ng pagkamakabayan ng mga pilipino.

Iyan po ay watawat ng New Zealand at di ng Australia, kung kayo ay nalilito din tulad ko kung ano ang pinagkaiba ng dalawa hayaan ninyong mapaliwanag ko sa ibaba.



NZ FLAG ORIGIN

The Flag's origins date from 1865, when the British Government issued instructions that all vessels from the colonies should fly the Blue Ensign, with the seal or badge of the colony on it. New Zealand did not have a recognised badge at the time, so its vessels just flew the Blue Ensign without any markings until reprimanded by the British Government. Mr G Eliott Eliott, the Secretary of the General Post Office, recommended that the four stars of the Southern Cross be used as New Zealand's badge but this was rejected. Instead the words "New Zealand" were added to the Blue Ensign, and later shortened to "NZ" in red letters with white borders.

In 1869, Governor Sir George Bowen directed that the Southern Cross replace "NZ" on the Blue Ensign. The Southern Cross was represented by four five-pointed red stars, with white borders to correspond with the colours of the Union Jack. Even though the flag was still officially a maritime flag, it was used on land and gradually became recognised as New Zealands national flag. In 1902, the flag officially became the National Flag of New Zealand.

DIFFERENCE OF NZ & AUS FLAG


Both Australia and New Zealand chose the Southern Cross constellation for their flags because it is only seen in the Southern Hemisphere. The stars on the Australian Flag are white and have more points than the New Zealand Flag to depict their brightness in the sky. The fifth smaller star used on the Australian Flag can be seen when looking at the Southern Cross and there was some debate in New Zealand as to whether the fifth star should be included in the New Zealand Flag. It was decided only to use the four stars that mark the points of the compass. The sixth, and largest star on the Australian Flag, that sits below the Union Jack, is the Federation Star which represents the federation of the colonies of Australia on 1 January 1901. There is one point for each of the six original states, and one to represent all of Australia's internal and external territories. The colours of the stars on both flags were chosen to complement the colours of the Union Jack shown in the top left-hand corner of both flags.

...yan po ang kuwento, so next time ay madali ng madistinguish ang kanilang pagkakaiba.


21 comments:

Linnor said...

mas maganda nga tingnan ang watawat kapag may hangin na umiihip dito. :)

Pinky said...

Salamat sa karagdagang kaalaman, Kiwipino! At least, ngayon, alam ko na kung ano ang kaibahan ng mga watawat ng Oz at NZ :)

ces said...

aba at nakakalito nga! salamat sa bagong kaalamang ito!

Em Dy said...

Natuwa ako sa titulo ng akda mo! What a title!

lidsÜ said...

thanks for the info! hindi ko alam yun a! ang galing!
magandang huwebes sa'yo!

lino said...

nice trivia... happy huwebes... :)

ettey said...

konti lang pagkakaiba, di mo mapapansin sa unang tingin :) salamat sa information!

RoseLLe (Reflexes) said...

magandang maghahalintulad sa ating mga watawat. magandang araw ng Huwebes sa iyo.

Buge said...

Nakakatuwa talaga pag makabayan ang isang tao no? Sayang lang at sa atin ay sobrang bihira akong makakita ng watawat natin na naka-display sa mga bahay

Magandang Huwebes sa yo kaibigan! :)

jennyL said...

correct ka nung unang tingin ko kala ko nga Australia sa stars pala nag katalo..

happy huwebes http://jennysaidso.com/2008/05/lp-9-ihip-ng-hangin-windwindy.html

leah said...

ako man ay taga-oz pero nalilito pa rin sa pinagkaiba ng 2 watawat na iyan. salamat sa iyong trivia! :)

julie said...

Kelan nga kaya gagawin yan ng mga Pinoy na hindi Araw ng Kalayaan, eh nausog na ito, imbes ng June 12, naging June 9 para long weekend. Tila ba nakakawalang-gana ipahayag ang pagmamalaki sa watawat.

Magandang Huwebes sa iyo.

ZJ said...

Oo nga ano? Wala pa akong nakikitang bahay sa atin na may naka-display na watawat. Independence Day lang yata tayo naglalagay sa atin? Pero dito sa staff house namin, may watawat ng Pinas sa aking pintuan pati na rin sa aking backpack. Sabi nga ng iba, show your true colors daw ahihihi.

toni said...

Natuwa ako sa pamagat ng iyong akda. Hahaha! :)

ARCHITECT said...

halos parehas pala ng watawat ng nz at aus... gandang huwebes!

ScroochChronicles said...

ang ganda talaga ng union jack. noon pa man ay gandang ganda na ako..kasi feeling brit ako dati eh..hehehe

happy lp sa iyo!

COOKIE
http://scroochchronicles.blogspot.com/

Pixelminded said...

ah,ok,thanks for the info,at least I learned something new today abt the flag.and happy LP as well.

thess said...

Uy, salamat for sharing the info!

have a great weekend!

MommyBa said...

salamat sa trivia! ngayon alam ko na ang pagkakaiba nila :)

ang ganda ng kuha mo ah :)

happy weekend!

iska said...

maraming salamat sa dagdag kaalaman kiwipino!

Lizeth said...

salamat! naliwanagan ako sa kaibahan ng dalawang watawat :)