New York Flag Questions
- What is on the state flag of New York and what does it represent?
- When was the New York state flag adopted?
- How do I correctly fly my New York flag and my American flag together?
- Where may I purchase a New York state flag?
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What is on the state flag of New York and what does it represent?
The New York state flag features the state of New York Coat of Arms on a field of deep blue. At the top of the Coat of Arms’ shield is a bright rising sun surrounded by numerous sunbeams, symbolizing a hope for a bright future. The sun is rising behind three mountain tops which symbolize Beacon Mountain, the highlands of the Hudson River. Shown on the Hudson River sailing toward each other is a three masted, square rigged ship and a Hudson River sloop, which represent inland and foreign commerce. The river is bordered by grassy shores and shrubs. Below the shield is a white banner displaying New York State’s motto, “Excelsior”, Latin for “Ever Upward”, signifying a reach for even higher goals. Above the shield is an American eagle facing right with his wings spread, standing on a world globe which symbolizes might, power, dominance and protection while looking forward to New York’s bright future. The world globe exhibits the eastern and western continents representing the old and new brought together. Two ladies, “Liberty and Justice”, are the shield’s supporters. On one side of the shield stands “Justice”, her hair is decorated with pearls and she is blindfolded. She carries a sword held high in one hand and a scale in the other. The sword represents Justice is ready to fight tyranny and to deal out punishment for evil. The blindfold and scales represent impartiality and fairness. On the other side of the shield stands “Liberty”, holding a pole topped with the Phrygian cap. A crown is thrown down at her left foot which symbolizes the failed control of the British Monarchy. The Phrygian cap typically represents freedom from slavery because these caps were given to Roman slaves when freed as a symbol of Liberty.
When was the New York state flag adopted?
The New York state flag was officially adopted April, 1901. The flag’s design although is New York’s Coat of Arms, and it was officially adopted in 1778.
How do I correctly fly my New York flag and my American flag together?
When flying the New York and American flag on the same pole, the flag of the United States must always be at the top and the New York flag should be the same size or smaller. When It is flown on separate poles, the New York 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 may I purchase a New York state flag?
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Not to be confused with New York City or the Big Apple, the State of New York is pertained to as the State of New York, New York State or the Empire State. It’s one of the most densely populated state in the country and bordered by the Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey.
If you’re visiting the New York State, make sure to pass by these famous for tourist attractions; the Statue of Liberty, Niagara Falls, Finger Lakes, Lake Placid, Lake George, Letchworth State Park, Watkins Glen State Park, Thousand, The Adirondacks, the George Eastman House and the International Museum of Photography and Film and the Darwin D. Martin House Complex.
New Yorkers enjoy a vibrant economy and oecumenical culture. It shows in the kind of celebrations they have in the state.
Major Celbrations in the Empire State
- Rochester International Jazz Festival
This event is one of the top festivals in the state and has been a tradition in Rochester for more than a decade. It features more than 250 jazz and rock concerts spread in 9 days.
- Geneseo Air Show
Also referred to as “The Greatest Show on Turf,” the 2-day event showcases air demonstrations of World War II planes, displays, a historical exhibit of aircrafts and more vintage planes.
- Oswego Harborfest
This celebration has been around for over two decades and draws more than 200,000 visitors. It’s included in the “Top 100 Event in North America” by the American Bus Association and voted most popular event in Central New York.
- Adirondack Balloon Festival
A 4-day event that features kite flying, kiddie activities, aircraft displays, art shows and fireworks and more!
- Oyster Festival in Oyster Bay
This is a fund-raising event dedicated to local charities. It’s a celebration of food, music, craft booths, exotic animals, tall ships and antiques. The food court offers fresh seafood snacks and other exotic cuisine.
New York State Holidays
- New Year’s Day – January
- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day – January
- Lincoln’s Birthday – February
- Washington’s Birthday – February
- Memorial day – May
- Independence Day – July
- Labor Day – September
- Columbus Day – October
- Election Day – November
- Veteran’s Day – November
- Thanksgiving Day – November
- Christmas Day – December
Are you a proud New Yorker? Want to show how much you appreciate your state and your country? Display a flag in your home. Do it especially during state holidays and other state celebrations. There’s no better way to dress up your home during state holidays than by flying or displaying a flag.
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