The flag has its own value and meaning. The triangular shape of the pennons originally represented the Himalayas, with their sizing denoting important families – Shahs for the upper, and the Ranas below. Upper part of pennon consist of crescent moon and lower part constitute sun. Upper part of pennon consist of crescent moon and lower part constitute sun. Until 1962, the flag’s emblems, the sun and the crescent moon, had human faces, but were removed to modernize the flag under the new constitution of December 16, 1962. The coat of arms still portrays these charges along with facial features. The representation of celestial bodies represents immortality and the hope that Nepal will last as long as the sun and the moon does in this universe.
Unique Shaped Flag
The shape of the Nepal’s national flag is unique. It is the one and only one flag in the world which is non-rectangular in shape. Its shape is combination of two single pennons, known as the double pennons.
Colors used in the flag of Nepal
The color of the national flag represents the value of the country. Colors used in the national flag of Nepal is crimson and blue. The major part of flag is crimson in color which symbolizes color of national flower of Nepal i.e. Rhododendron and also stands for bravery. The border of flag is blue in color which symbolizes peace and harmony.