Arizona State Flag Questions
- Who designed the Arizona state flag and when was the it adopted?
- Where can you buy a Arizona state flag?
- What do the designs on the Arizona flag represent?
- How should I fly my Arizona flag along with my American flag?
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Who designed the Arizona state flag and when was the it adopted?
The state flag of Arizona was designed by Charles W. Harris, the Colonel of the Arizona National Guard. He designed it for the Rifle Team when they attended the National Matches at Camp Perry. It was adopted as the Arizona State flag by State Legislature on February 27, 1917.
Where can you buy a Arizona state flag?
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What do the designs on the Arizona flag represent?
The Arizona flag is divided into a top and bottom half with a large five-point copper star in the center. The 13 alternating rays of red and gold on the top half of the flag represent both the 13 original colonies of the Union, and the rays of the Western sunsets. Red and gold were also the colors carried by Coronado’s Spanish expedition in search of the Seven Cities of Cibola in 1540. The bottom half of the flag has the same shade of blue as the United States flag and represents the Colorado River. Since Arizona was the largest producer of copper in the United States, a copper star was superimposed in the center of the flag.
How should I fly my Arizona flag along with my American flag?
When flying the Arizona and American flag on the same pole, the flag of the United States must always be at the top and the Arizona flag should be the same size or smaller. When It is flown on separate poles, the Arizona flag will be to the left of the flag of the United States situating the U.S. flag in the position of honor, which is to the right of the other flag.
The State of Arizona is known for being the “Grand Canyon State,” but it also goes by various unofficial state nicknames such as The Valentine State because it became a state on the 14th of February 1912, The Copper State because it yields the most copper in the country, and The Baby State because it came before Hawaii and Alaska joined the Union.
The name Arizona is derived from the Spanish name “Arizonac,” which means “small spring.” It is one of the Four Courner States with New Mexico, Nevada, Colorado, Utah, California, and Sonora Mexico all bordering Arizona.
Some crazy laws exist in Arizona. One of them states that it is possible to go to prison for 25 years if you cut down a cactus, specifically Saguaro cactus. This law is passed to protect this endangered species, which is highly treasured by Arizonians. It is also unlawful to refuse to give a person a glass of water. There is a huge fine applied to businesses who fail to uphold this law.
Due to the region’s elevation dry climate prevails most of the time, but it also experiences mild to heavy winters. It is said that the country’s highest and lowest temperatures can be felt in Arizona in the same day.
The State of Arizona recognizes 14 national holidays apart from Sundays, excluding Feb 14 which is Arizona’s Statehood Day. According to Arizona’s state legislature the following holidays will be observed:
- All Sundays
- Jan 1 – New Year’s Day
- Third Monday of Jan – Martin Luther King Day/Civil Rights Day
- Third Monday of Feb – Lincoln/Washington President’s Day
- Second Sunday in May – Mother’s Day
- Last Monday in May – Memorial Day
- Third Sunday in June – Father’s Day
- July 4 – Independence Day
- First Sunday in August – American Family Day
- First Monday in September – Labor Day
- September 17 – Constitution Commemoration Day
- Second Monday in October – Columbus Day
- November 11 – Veteran’s Day
- Fourth Thursday in November – Thanksgiving Day
- December 25 – Christmas Day
If a holiday falls on a Saturday, the state will observe it on the previous Friday and should it fall on a Sunday it will be observed on the following Monday. Aside from the national holidays, there are other festivities to look forward to in the 48th state.
Here are some of them:
- The Arizona Renaissance Festival – February to March
- Flagstaff Oktoberfest – First Saturday of October
- Cinco de Mayo Phoenix Festival
- Arizona International Film Festival – Second week of April and runs for a whole week
- Grand Canyon Square Dance Festvial – Third weekend of February
- Arizona MusicFest – Runs for Almost the whole Month of February
With all these exciting things going on in the state of Arizona, who wouldn’t be proud to be called Arizonian.
Want to show Arizonian pride and promote unity in your neighborhood? Fly your colors proudly during holidays and other special celebrations in your region. Begin this as a community activity.