Friday, December 09, 2016

South Korea: Flag of South Korea (태극기)

The flag of South Korea, also known as the Taegeukgi (태극기), has a white rectangular background, a red and blue Taeguk in the center, and four black trigrams.

The flag's background is white, which is a traditional Korean color that represents peace and purity. The circle in the middle is derived from Yin-yang and represents the balance of the universe. Lastly, the trigrams together represent the principle of movement and harmony.

Each trigrams has a different name and meaning:
Top Left: Justice, named "Geon" / Lower Left: Fruition, named "Ri"
Top Right: Wisdom, named "Gam" / Lower Right: Vitality, named "Gon"

----- :: WalaGemini 2016/12/09 :: -------------------------------------------------------------------------

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