Swedish Flag: A Must-Have for Every Household! The Symbol of Sweden!
The world's second oldest flag, after Denmark's "Dannebrog." Historians debate when and how Sweden's flag came into existence, but it's believed to have emerged in opposition to the Danish banner. This occurred during the reign of the Swedish medieval king Karl Knutsson Bonde in the mid-15th century. The first official description dates back to a royal decree in 1562. The cross symbolizes Christianity, while the origins of the colors remain somewhat unclear. Up until the 19th century, the common people had scarcely seen the Swedish flag since private flag use was rare. After the dissolution of the union with Norway in 1905, hoisting the Swedish flag became a status symbol to express support for Sweden.
In 1982, according to Swedish law, it was no longer an offense to forget to take down your Swedish flag during unauthorized times. We find this delightful!
Made from 100% woven marine polyester. Crafted to withstand sun, wind, and water!
All our Swedish flags adhere to the established color scheme dictated by Swedish law.
Our flags always feature double-stitched seams, sturdy edge bindings, triple stitching at flag ends, and reinforced corner stitching!
Sizes from 50 cm - 120 cm come with rope loops
Sizes from 150 cm - 300 cm feature band clips
Sizes from 320 cm - 600 cm feature rope clips along with an additional carabiner hook in the middle of the flag's back
We produce flags in all sizes! In our online shop, we also offer a limited edition of Swedish Cotton Flags, available here: Swedish Cotton Flags
For specific measurements or preferences, please contact us, and we'll assist you promptly!
Machine washable at 40 degrees Celsius. If a storm is brewing, consider taking down your flag – it will last much longer! However, our flags are engineered to withstand tough conditions.
Tips for Flags and Pennants
There are no universal regulations governing flag usage. However, there are traditions and unwritten rules that are customary to follow. Each flagpole should bear both a flag and a pennant, as a bare flagpole is considered improper etiquette.
What matters most to you might be covered in our comprehensive overview in the link below!
Read more about flag days and traditions!
Flagpole and Pennant Size
An age-old guideline suggests that the flagpole should be one-third taller than the building. In modern times, this translates to the flagpole being 3-4 meters taller than the structure.
Position the flagpole against a serene backdrop.
The length of the flag should be one-quarter of the flagpole's height!
As easy as pie… right? Alternatively, you can refer to our quick guide: