Welcome, Société française de vexillologie

Our latest sponsor is SFV, the Société française de vexillologie (French Society of Vexillology). SFV is a Paris-based non-profit founded in 1985 that publishes the quarterly Franciae VexillaIt joined FIAV in 1991.

The society’s flag uses French colors and is formed of a white cross fimbriated by an alternatively red and blue border. These borders are separated from quarterly blue and red squares by a white border.

The flag of SFV.

In addition to its website drapeaux-sfv.org, the society maintains a news blog and Facebook page.  Find them on Instagram at @sfv_drapeaux and on Twitter at @DrapeauxSfv.

Bienvenue, SFV!


FIAV recognizes Vexiday

The Fédération internationale des associations vexillologiques (FIAV, the International Federation of Vexillological Associations) recognized 1 October as World Vexillology Day at its most recent meeting, the 27th International Congress of Vexillology (ICV) in London. We would like to thank the Flag Research Center for making this successful proposal to FIAV, giving this yearly event truly global recognition.

Portland Flag Association Show and Tell @ Salmon St Springs

At 2:00pm on Saturday, 1 October 2016 members of the Portland Flag Association will be holding a public show and tell at Salmon Street Springs at Waterfront Park in Portland, Oregon. Everyone is invited to bring a favorite flag to show, and to tell why they find it meaningful.

Salmon Street Springs is located in downtown Portland at the intersection of Naito Parkway and SW Salmon St.

Welcome, Chesapeake Bay Flag Association

The Chesapeake Bay Flag Association (CBFA) is a group of flag enthusiasts from the Mid-Atlantic US States  (Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia) and the District of Columbia. Founded in 1993 they have been a FIAV member since 1995. Visit their website at cbfa.vexillology.info.  We are happy to have their support for Vexiday!

For 2016, three members of the group will be displaying flags from their collections:

  • Dale Grimes will have US World War II flags on display on the roadside near his home in Sparrows Point, MD.
  • Peter Ansoff will have a display on his flagpoles at his home in Annandale, VA.
  • Nick Artimovich will have a display of 14 historic American flags at the Department of Transportation offices in Washington, DC. To arrange a visit, please contact Nick at nicka21045@yahoo.com.


The CBFA flag

Welcome, Indian Vexillological Association

Welcome to our first Asian sponsor: the Indian Vexillological Association (IVA)! The Association was founded in 1995 and has been a FIAV member since 2007.

For 1 October 2016, IVA President Kambhampati Sanjeeva Rao will be exhibiting all countries’ national flags at his workplace in Nalgonda. Email sanjeevarao1963@yahoo.com for more information about the exhibit and the IVA.

The IVA flag

Welcome, Polish Vexillological Society

The Polish Vexillological Society (Polskie Towarzystwo Weksylologiczne, PTW) was established in 1992 and has been a FIAV member since 1995. PTW’s website weksylologia.pl has a wealth of Polish-language content, including back issues of the society’s colorful newsletter, Flaga.

Here is their statement regarding Vexiday:

Polskie Towarzystwo Weksylologiczne celebrates Vexiday by inviting new members to join our association. Sign up at weksylologia.pl. We will hold a meeting and everyone sharing our interest is invited. To celebrate Vexiday we encourage you to hang out your flags from balconies to show your adoration for our joint endeavour-vexillology. Visit our website for more information.

Krzysztof Jasienski

We are happy for their support and participation!

The PTW flag

Welcome, Spanish Society of Vexillology

The Spanish Vexillological Society (Sociedad Española de Vexilología or SEV) is sponsoring World Vexillology Day, and will be observing it later in the month at their annual National Congress of Vexillology in Segovia, 22-23 October 2016.

SEV was founded in 1977, and their website www.vexilologia.org is a great Spanish-language online resource on vexillology.

The SEV flag.
Flag of the XXXI National Congress of Vexillology.


Welcome, North American Vexillological Association

The North American Vexillological Association – Association nord-américaine de vexillologie (NAVA) is one of the world’s premiere flag studies organizations. Founded in 1967 it is one of twelve charter members of FIAV.

The association publishes the scholarly journal Raven, and has made freely available online nearly all of its contents, including four book-length special issues that should be part of any vexillological library. It also hosts an annual meeting in various cities across the US and Canada; the 50th of these major flag conferences will take place in San Jose, California on 14-16 October 2016.

We are honored to have their endorsement and participation in World Vexillology Day.

The flag of NAVA.