And we are happy to share this news: CISV will be joining their compatriots in Bandiere Storiche to organize an event in Milan to celebrate World Vexillology Day this October 1. The event webpage is www.cisv.it/milano16.html
We welcome ACV, the Associació Catalana de Vexil·lologia (Catalan Association of Vexillology) as the tenth sponsor of World Vexillology Day and look forward to their participation. ACV was established in 1980 and joined the International Federation of Vexillological Associations (FIAV) in 1985.
We welcome Heraldica Slovenica (the Heraldry Society of Slovenia) as the latest sponsor of and participant in World Vexillology Day. Here is their announcement:
Heraldica Slovenica annually holds a Slovenian Flag Day celebration on 7 April at the geographical center of Slovenia. In addition to Slovenian patriotic activities we strongly support the idea of World Vexillology Day. On 1 October we will share knowledge about the world’s flags and also organize a Vexiday event in the capital Ljubljana.
We recommend the initiative to all other vexillological associations and believe that flags deserve their world flag day.
Heraldica Slovenica prireja 7. aprila vsakoletno slovesnost ob dnevu slovenske zastave na Geometričnem središču Slovenije. Društvo poleg patriotske aktivnosti močno podpira idejo o svetovnem zastavoslovnem dnevu, se bo zavzelo za populariziranje vede in 1. oktobra organiziralo veksilološki dan v Ljubljani.
Vsem zastavoslovnim združenjem toplo priporočamo iniciativo in menimo, da si zastave zaslužijo svoj svetovni praznik.
Established in 1991, Heraldica Slovenica has been a member of the International Federation of Vexillological Associations (FIAV) since 1993.
GUAVA, the Greater Albany Unified Vexillology Association, is a recently formed group of flag enthusiasts in Albany, Oregon. They say, “We are a group of individuals assembled to study flags and ultimately to create a lasting symbol to unite our community in the form of a very well designed flag.” We welcome their support of and participation in World Vexillology Day!
World Vexillology Day welcomes the support of the Burgee Data Archives (BDA), a longstanding FIAV member organization based in Canada. (A burgee is a flag, usually a triangular pennant, used to show membership in a yacht club or similar organization.)
Flag study organizations from North America, Europe, and Oceania are sponsoring World Vexillology Day, and today we add Africa to this growing list. We welcome the endorsement and participation of the Southern African Vexillological Association (SAVA)!
A member organization of FIAV, SAVA covers the Southern African countries of Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.
We are happy to announce that the New Zealand Flag Association (NZFA) is supporting World Vexillology Day. They are the first FIAV member in Oceania, indeed in the Southern Hemisphere, to announce their support.