Flag of Canada Day: February 15
February 15th is the National Flag of Canada Day.
The current Canadian flag has been in use since this date in 1965.
The white vertical stripes in the middle mean snow, the red on the right means the Atlantic Ocean, and the left side means the Pacific Ocean.
Sugar maple is one of Canada’s leading trees and is famous for making maple syrup from its sap.
The 12 thorns on the leaves symbolize 10 and 2 territories. (There was no Nunavut Territory at that time.)
By the way, there is no Union Jack on the current national flag.
The current design was approved by the House of Representatives and the Senate in December of the same year.