The Brazilian flag on the left is very uplifting. Like it!
It is different. No mention of red being “for blood shed”.....that’s a good sign.
Haha! True. That’s a very common theme.
The flag of Pernambuco, Brazil
The state had this flag even before the independence of Brazil. It represented the Pernambucan Revolution of 1817, which, before the times of the Empire, proclaimed in the country the republican form of government. The flag was forgotten for a long time until 1917.
In 1817 a republican revolution attempted to put an end to the monarchy. The revolutionaries used a flag with the blue and white colors (the traditional Portuguese colors) with the blue symbolizing the sky and the white the land. The cross was for religion, the rainbow signaled the beginning of a new period, the upper star symbolized the state, and the sun lighted the future.
In 1917, Manoel Antônio Pererira Borda, president of the state, converted it into the official flag of the state.
The state website says, "The blue color in the upper rectangle symbolizes the grandeur of the Pernambuco sky. The color the white area is for peace. The three-colored rainbow represents the union of all the people of Pernambuco. The star indicates the state within the grouping of the Federation. The sun is the force and energy of Pernambuco, and finally, the cross represents our faith in justice and mutual understanding." Contrary to many depictions, the rainbow is consistently described by the state government as being of three colors (red-yellow-green), not as the natural seven-color spectrum.
The flag of Hyogo, Japan
Stylized kanji of 兵 (hyō). It also represents the stylised map of the prefecture, facing the Seto Inland Sea and the Sea of Japan.