The first unofficial use of a pelican for a flag was noted in roughly 1861. The Drapaue de la Luisiane, (or: the flag of Louisiana) was first adopted in 1912 and further modified with more detail and color in 2010.
On a field of azure blue, symbolizing truth and hope, the Louisiana state flag depicts a ‘pelican in her piety. A white pelican nurturing her 3 young by tearing at her own breast. Three drops of blood are drawn upon the bird’s chest. This symbol dates to the medieval era, as the pelican was thought to be particularly attentive to her young, to the point of wounding her own breast to feed her chicks when no other food was available. The pelican became a symbol of religious significance and for Louisiana. It is a symbol widely regarded as caring and self-sacrificing and that Louisiana is as equally devoted to her children.
The shape of the pelican with wings spread form a stylized fleur-de-lis, a significant emblem often depicted in Louisiana as well. A white banner with blue lettering rests below the pelican and her young in the nest and reads: “Union, Justice, Confidence.”
Louisiana has a long, storied history, flavored with Cajun and Creole traditions and food that persist to this day. The romanticism and beautiful architecture of enduring New Orleans, delectable food from Baton Rouge, the legacy of Acadians in Lafayette, and the festival capital of Louisiana, Lake Charles are just a few reasons to love Louisiana. But it is the people of Louisiana that make this state so legendary.
Whether you miss your home state or are immensely proud of it, we have so many choices of Louisiana state flags for you to show to the world! Our Louisiana state flags showcase 2 well-polished brass grommets along the left-hand edge for easier hanging. Our 4 inches by 6 inches flags are mounted to a 10-inch staff with a decorative spear top.
For indoor décor or indoor flags as well as our parade flags, you’ll find them delicately edged with fine golden fringe as well as coming with a pole sleeve. Our vinyl decals are great for indoor and outdoor use and displaying your Louisiana pride anywhere on the go!
If you’re looking for a tough, durable and rugged flag for all sorts of weather and high winds, look no further than our special polyester 2 blends or nylon.
Please note: Indoor flags are made-to-order, so allow us 2-3 days before your indoor flag can ship. Thank you!
NOTE: Indoor flags are made-to-order, so please allow 2-3 days before your order will ship if you order an indoor flag.