Symbols of revolution

The revolution of Vietnam flag.
This is our official flag since 1975 after the victory of Vietnam soldiers – Viet Cong.
The red is for the victory of our Revolution  and the yellow star in the center stands for the unity of 5 classes of people in Vietnam  workers, peasants, petty bourgeoisie, patriotic capitalists and soldiers.
Before the official flag of Vietnam above, the old Vietnam flag below just for people in the South of my country. As that time, the USA came and dominated the south of Vietnam and France dominated the north of Vietnam. So, in the South where the USA army took over, they designed their own flag which represented the separation of the north and the south.

The very first flag of Vietnam when France army first came and dominate was the yellow on with 3 red lines in the center like in the picture below. This flag at that time meant Vietnam was a part of France’s unions. The three red lines meant three parts of my country: North, Middle and the South.
Thich Quang Duc act of self immolation on June 11, 1963 in Saigon, VietnamAt midday, on June 11, 1963, Duc took a ride to the corner of Phan Dinh Phung and Le Van Duyet in central Sai Gon (now Nguyen Dinh Chieu and Cach Mang Thang Tam Streets). Pouring petrol over himself, he sat in the middle of the corner, struck a match and immolated himself.  The act was seen around the world on television. After his funeral, where his remains were finally reduced to ashes, Quang Duc’s heart, which had not burned, was retrieved, enshrined, and treated as a sacred relic.

His image and his heart are the symbol for loyalty, his love for Vietnamese people and the appearance of a Buddha in real life. I and all the people in Vietnam were told about this story since we were students.

Ao dai of  Vietnam
This traditional dress of Vietnam is known world wide by its meaning: symbol of national pride.
After 1000 years being China’s colony, the Ao dai itself has represented the symbol of revolution in Vietnam.
The reason is in China, they have their traditional dress which looks alike Ao dai called Cheongsam.
But for thousand years, Vietnamese people have developed and created their own dress which can be told apart from Cheongsam and we are proud of it because we have our own national dress with its own name: Ao Dai.
I also want to tell you the intersting thing of Ao Dai. Like the Japanese kimono, the colour, style, and fabric of an Ao Dai have different meanings which are communicated when a person wears it.  An unmarried young woman will wear an Ao Dai in pastel shades, to tell others of her marital status.  An older teenager or very young adult will wear a white Ao Dai to show her youthfulness and her purity. Not only just for women, there is also a version for men. I remember once on APEC SUMMIT CONFERENCE in Vietnam, Ao dai was chosen for the leaders of other countries who came to visit.

Iran Coat of Arms

The Iran Coat of Arms: The coat of arms of Iran since 1980 Iranian Revolution features a stylized Arabic script of the word Allah, God.
The symbol consists of four crescents and a sword. The four crescents are meant to stand for the word Allah. The five parts of the emblem symbolize the Principles of the Religion.In recent years it is considered as the symbol of martyrdom.

The all-seeing eye of Illuminati
This singular “eye” is called the “third eye” of clairvoyance in the Hindu religion, the eye of Osiris in Egypt, and the All-Seeing Eye in Freemasonry.

The Hijab of Muslim women

Muslim women cover themselves in front of men who are not direct relatives (brothers, fathers, and uncles) to prevent indecent acts or thoughts.

The Tunisia Symbol of revolution in Egypt

The Eagle symbol of America

One American legend provides another reason for the bald eagle as national bird. It states that during an early morning battle in the beginning stages of the Revolutionary War, the loud fighting awoke sleeping eagles from their nests nearby. The eagles then flew to the battlefield and circled it, screeching all the while. The fighting men believed the eagles’ shrieks sounded as if they were yelling for freedom from the British.