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Identify this mystery flag!
July 26, 2014 2:09 PM   Subscribe

Today we saw a mysterious flag. It had a white background with two light blue vertical stripes, one on each side (not all the way on the ends, but towards the ends). Between the two stripes was a yellow (and red?) sun or star symbol. What is this the flag of? We've scoured Wikimedia.

Context: We were driving down Lincoln Ave in Lincolnwood, Illinois, where they put up flags every summer. The flags are national and cultural flags, so not limited to countries. We could identify all the other flags.
posted by goodbyewaffles to Grab Bag (7 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
Guatemala? That's the only national flag with vertical strips that go light blue/white/light blue.
posted by w0mbat at 2:15 PM on July 26


No, the blue stripes are thin (so there is white on either side of them; I'd definitely describe it as a white flag), and it's definitely some kind of stylized sun - yellow circle with rays.

We're pretty confident it's not a national flag, at least not of an existing nation.
posted by goodbyewaffles at 2:18 PM on July 26


Try flag identifier.
posted by madcaptenor at 2:18 PM on July 26


Possibly the Chaldean flag.
posted by gubo at 2:21 PM on July 26 [2 favorites]


Sounds a bit like the flag of Chicago? But my reading of your description has it the other way round, plus single star...
posted by protorp at 2:21 PM on July 26


Ahhhh gubo you're a boss!!! Thank you. That's definitely it.
posted by goodbyewaffles at 2:22 PM on July 26


Not surprising you saw this in Lincolnwood. The NW side of Chicago and the suburbs in that general direction are thick with Assyrian-Americans (of whom the Chaldeans are one part). If you ever have the opportunity to attend a feast or parade I recommend taking it; they're warm, fun people.
posted by dhartung at 4:22 PM on July 26 [2 favorites]


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