Every country, every nation has their own symbols, and those symbols are the first things coming to foreigners’ mind when they think about those countries and nations. In this article, we will help you to understand a little more about the tradition of Nepal, the stories and history behind Nepal symbols. And if you want to explore and understand more deeply about Nepal culture, you can start to consider a wonderful trip to Nepal.

The National Flag of Nepal

What is special about the national flag of Nepal?

Have you ever seen the national flag of Nepal? If the answer is yes, I’m sure that you can notice immediately the difference in shape. The Nepal flag is the only flag which is non-quadrilateral in the world and that’s what makes it special. The flag is based on 2 different pennants belonged to the branches of the Rana dynasty, the dynasty running the country before. Before 1902, it wasn’t adopted as Nepal national flag. When a constitutional form of government was established, this flag was adopted as a Nepal national symbol.National Flag of Nepal

The meaning behind Nepal National Flag

The blue border is the symbol of peace and harmony in Nepal while the crimson red, Nepal national color, reflects the bravery of Nepali citizens. The two triangles symbolize the mountains of majestic Himalayans. The celestial bodies represent the perpetuation and the belief that Nepal will remain strong as long as the sun and the moon.
The moon is the symbol of Nepali calmness, while the sun is the symbol of fierceness. Also, the moon is the symbol of pleasant and mild weather while the sun is the symbol of the heat and the higher temperature.

Another Interpretation

The flag’s shape, in another belief, is the symbol of a pagoda in Nepal according to the observation of Nepali people. If we place a mirror at the opposite side, an image of the pagoda will be generated. It means that Nepal and Nepali people will always coexist with the sun and the moon.

The National Emblem of Nepal

The national emblem of Nepal was changed on 28 May 2008. The new emblem follows the style of socialist heraldry.

Features of Emblems of Nepal
The emblem of Nepal contains the national flag of Nepal on the top, Mount Everest, green hills, which is the symbol of the hilly regions of Nepal. The yellow color is the symbol of the Terai region. Also, there are two holding hands of a man and a woman symbolizing the gender equality. A striking feature is a garland of red Rhododendron, which is the national flower of Nepal. A silhouette in white in Nepal’s shape is on top. At the base of the emblem is a red scroll carrying Nepal national motto.National Emblem of Nepal

The National Motto of Nepal

The national motto of Nepal: जननी जन्मभूमिश्च स्वर्गादपी गरीयसी (jananī janmabhūmiśca svargādapi garīyasī), which is “Mother and Motherlands are greater than heaven” in English.

The National Bird and Animal of Nepal

The National Bird of Nepal

The national bird of Nepal is the Himalayan Monal (Lophophorus impejanus), which is also called Impeyan pheasant or Impeyan monal and in Nepal, it is known as the danphe.National Bird and Animal of Nepal

The National Animal of Nepal

The national animal of Nepal is the cow, which is the sacred animal of Hindus. Many people did suggest the famous one-horned Rhino as their national animal; however, in the end, the government still concluded that cow would be their final choice.