Thank you to Rhoda Jordaan, Art teacher at the American School of Antananarivo, Madagascar, for organising and submitting the students two best drawings selected from the schools Peace Day Project. Great work by everyone involved.
The students’ quotes below:
We all wish for Peace because with Peace everything is possible.
We all wish Peace because it involves love respect loyalty. Our World would be much better and prosperous with more Peace.
Madagascar Flag Meaning:
One theory on the Madagascar flag’s meaning states that the colours of the Madagascar flag represent Madagascar’s history, yearning for independence, and traditional classes. Red and white were the colours of the Merina kingdom, which fell to France in 1896. The colours were used in the flag of Queen Ranavalona III, the last Merina monarch. They also represent the ethnic origins of the Malagasy people in Southeast Asia, and are shared by the flag of Indonesia. Green was the colour of the Hova, a class of commoners who played a significant role in the independence movement. The modern day interpretation of the Madagascar flag colours believes that red standing for sovereignty, white represents purity and green means hope.
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