New Jersey Flag Questions
- When was the New Jersey flag adopted?
- What are the designs on the New Jersey flag and what do they represent?
- How are you supposed to fly your New Jersey flag with your American flag?
- Where can I buy a New Jersey flag?
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When was the New Jersey flag adopted?
The New Jersey flag was adopted in March, 1896. The Coat of Arms of New Jersey located in the center of the flag, was originally designed in 1777 and slightly modified in 1928 when it was officially adopted.
What are the designs on the New Jersey flag and what do they represent?
New Jersey’s Coat of Arms is the design on the state flag of New Jersey. Like several other original states, the main colors on the flag were chosen by George Washington, at that time, the Commander and Chief of the Continental Army. The buff background and (Jersey) blue colors chosen by him, were military colors worn by the New Jersey troops.
At the top of the Coat of Arms is a horse’s head, which represents speed and strength, and the horse is New Jersey’s state animal. Below the horse’s head is a helmet of a knight’s suit of armor facing forward, representing the sovereignty of New Jersey. Below the helmet are three plows which represent New Jersey’s agriculture tradition. On the left and right are the goddesses Liberty and Ceres. Liberty holds a staff with a cap of liberty on it symbolizing liberty and freedom. The other goddess, Ceres, is holding a cornucopia overflowing with food, which represents prosperity and abundance. At the bottom is a streamer with the State Motto of New Jersey, “Liberty and Prosperity”, and the year of America’s independence, 1776.
How are you supposed to fly your New Jersey flag with your American flag?
When flying the New Jersey and American flag on the same pole, the flag of the United States must always be at the top and the New Jersey flag should be the same size or smaller. When It is flown on separate poles, the New Jersey flag will be to the right of the flag of the United States situating the U.S. flag in the position of honor, which is to the observer’s left of the other flags.
Where can I buy a New Jersey flag?
A great place to purchase a state flag that is fully made in the USA is Star Spangled Flags. Their flags are 100% made in the USA! They are super strong and are treated so they really last out in the bright sunshine. They have free shipping and come with a customer satisfaction guarantee.
New Jersey, also known as “the Garden State”, is located in the northeastern region of the country bordered by the Atlantic Ocean on its south, New York on its north and east, Pennsylvania on its west, and Delaware on its southeast. It’s called the Garden State referring to the huge cherry blossom trees growing abundantly in the area.
New Jersey is famous for casinos, beaches, diners (the state is considered as the Diner Capital of the World), Palisades Park, Asbury Park, Frank Sinatra, Bill Evans, Bruce Springsteen, and Bon Jovi.
New Jersey is a fun state and celebrates some of the best festivals in the country. Here are some of them:
- Wildwoods International Kite Festival
This event is one of the top events in the state and the biggest kite festival in North America. It highlights large kits, kite auction, kite exhibits, workshop and kite flying championships.
- New Jersey Seafood Festival
Held at the Silver Lake Park on Ocean Ave., it’s a blend of culinary seafood delights which includes master chefs, crafters, live musicians and other artists. It’s a celebration of shrimp, calamari, alligator sausage, sushi, seafood paella, lobsters, and more!
- Atlantic City Air Show
The Atlantic air show is one of the country’s biggest air shows in North America. It attracts over 500,000 fans and features aerial demonstrations performed by seasoned civilian pilots, USAF Thunderbirds, the Air Force, Navy Aircrafts, and the US Army Golden Knights.
- QuickChek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning
Included in the ABA Top 100 Event Awards, the festival is one of the country’s biggest summer hot air balloon festival. It’s a 3-day event attracting more than 165,000 attendees each year. It includes hot air balloon rides, food booths, shopping, arts and crafts booths, fireworks, souvenirs and more.
- New Jersey State Fair
New Jersey’s State Fair offers horse shows, free family activities and entertainment, strong man contests, monster truck rides, bull riding, truck pulls, horseshoe pitching, performing arts, many food vendors and a beer tent.
New Jersey follows the following state holidays:
- January – New Year’s Day
- January – Martin Luther King Jr. Day
- February – President’s Day
- March – Good Friday
- May – Memorial Day
- July – Independence Day
- September – Labor Day
- October – Columbus Day
- November – Election day
- November – Veteran’s Day
- November – Thanksgiving Day
- December – Christmas Day
Proud to be called a New Jerseyan? Want to show appreciation and pride for your beloved state? Fly a flag during state holidays and other state celebrations. It’s the best way to dress your home and to show true New Jerseyan pride.
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