The Finnish flag has come a long way since the first Finnish proto-flag was introduced in 1848. This picture introduces nine selected flag designs from over the years but in reality there are many more proposals and unofficial flag designs out there that are not featured in this picture. When Finland declared independence in 6th December in 1917 the blue-white cross became the official national flag the following year.
Vyshyvanka Day is celebrated on the third Thursday of May. It is intended to unite all Ukrainians over the world, regardless of religion, language they speak or their place of residence. Vyshyvanka is used as a talisman to protect the person wearing it.