Nevada Flag Questions
- When was the Nevada flag adopted and who designed it?
- Where may I purchase a Nevada flag?
- How am I supposed to fly my Nevada and American flags together?
- Product Description
When was the Nevada flag adopted and who designed it?
The current state flag of Nevada was adopted in 1991, although Nevada has had four flags in its history. It was designed by Louis Shellback III in 1926 after winning the contest for the design of a new state flag. Since that time there have been discrepancies about the placement of the state name “NEVADA”. In 1991 Legislature finalized the placement of the state name and signed it into law.
Where may I purchase a Nevada flag?
To get a Nevada state flag that has bright, beautiful color and is also sturdy, go to Star Spangled Flags. Their flags hold up strong against the elements and are treated with a UV protectant against the bright sunlight. They also use very strong stitching to help keep their flags from fraying. They are 100% made in the U.S.A. and come with a customer satisfaction guarantee and they also provide free shipping!
How am I supposed to fly my Nevada and American flags together?
When flying the Nevada and American flag on the same pole, the flag of the United States must always be at the top and the Nevada flag should be the same size or smaller. When It is flown on separate poles, the Nevada flag will be to the left of 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.
What is the design on the Nevada flag and what does it represent?
The state flag of Nevada is cobalt blue with the design in the flag’s upper left corner. At the top of the design is a gold scroll with the words, “BATTLE BORN”, one of the state’s mottos, which testifies that Nevada was admitted to the Union during the American Civil War. Centered below the scroll is a silver star (which represents Nevada) with one point pointing straight up (which represents North). The star and the direction it is pointing, implies that the state was with the victorious Union in the American Civil War. The color silver of the star represents Nevada’s state mineral which is Silver and also represents the wealth of mineral resources within the state. Below the star is the state name, “NEVADA” in a semi-circular design. Nevada is a Spanish word for “snowclad” reminding people of the great peaks of the Sierra Nevada mountain range. Below the state name are two sprays of sagebrush, to honor the Nevada State Flower, also in a semi-circular design.
Nevada’s official nickname is “The Silver State” referring to the silver rush days of the 1800s. In those days, silver was scattered over the grounds of Nevada and can literally be shovelled from the desert. It is also sometimes called as the Battle Born State, Sagebrush State and Sage hen state.
The state is mostly desert and the climate semiarid. It’s located in the southwestern region of the country and bordered by Oregon, Idaho, Utah, Arizona and California. Nevada is known for world class hotel-casinos, entertainment, and shopping, particularly Las Vegas. Las Vegas has been called as the “adult’s playground” due to the number of casinos and activities.
Aside from the glittering casinos, Nevada is also famous for colorful festivals and events.
Famous Nevada Festivals
- Viva Las Vegas – April
Viva Las Vegas is one of the city’s top festivals. The four-day event boasts of a Tiki Pool Party, a Guitar Geek Festival Show, jiving competition, car show, burlesque shows, food booths, and a swimsuit competition.
- Cinco de Mayo Festival – May
The huge population of Hispanic heritage in Nevada is highlighted in this festival. It features Latin musicians, dancing horses, carnival rides, a soccer tournament, face painting, games for kids, amateur boxing, arts and crafts, plus hundreds of vendors selling novelty items. Mexican cuisine also takes the center stage during this festival.
- Helldorado Days – May
A rodeo themed event that started over 70 years ago, features parades, exhibits, food vendors, kiddie games, a Whiskerino Contest, and of course plenty of cowboys.
Visitors also come to the Silver State to visit its famous attractions such as the Great Basin National Park, the Hoover Dam, the National Automobile Museum, the Ultimate Rush Speed Thrill park, art galleries, mountain parks and hot springs.
Nevada Follows the following State Holidays
- January 1 – New Year’s Day
- Third Monday in January – Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Birthday
- Third Monday in February – Presidents’ Day
- Last Monday in May – Memorial Day
- July 4 – Independence Day
- First Monday in September – Labor Day
- Last Friday in October – Nevada Day
- November 11 – Veterans’ Day
- Fourth Thursday in November – Thanksgiving Day
- Friday following the Fourth Thursday in November – Family Day
- December 25 – Christmas Day
Are you a proud Nevadan? Looking for ways to express pride for your unique roots? Fly a flag in your home to show gratitude to your country and state. Nevada certainly offers a unique lifestyle to its residents, which is something to be thankful for. Looking for a flag that will express appreciation to your state and country? Reach out to us!
Our all-weather flags are made from heavyweight 200 denier nylon. Each thread is specially treated to withstand the harsh desert weather of Nevada. Every stripe are secured with double lock stitching and the fly ends secured with quadruple lock stitching for durability. Plus, we have the prettiest flag on the market. Contact us today!