Louisiana State Flag

A flag is often an amalgam of anecdotes that tell the history of a state.

You will find below the description and explanation for the symbols of the flag of Louisiana.

The flag of Louisiana was adopted May 7, 2006 in this form. It consists of a blue background on which is drawn a pelican and its three children, all of which are stressed by the motto of Louisiana 'Union - Justice - Confidence ". This "pelican" flag comes from the one of 1861. Louisiana, which was previously under french influence, had adopted a French flag with stars, and another composed of blue - white - red stripes, French flag’s colors. The pelican taking care of its children is an allegory of the care taken by the State of Louisiana to its inhabitants, the pelican being a bird known for overprotection it offers to its progeny in difficult times. It’s sometimes is interpreted as a symbol of the Passion of Christ. Louisiana has joined the United States on 4 July 1818. Louisiana is known as the "Pelican State", and its capital is Bâton-Rouge.

On this website, you can download the Louisianan flag in different sizes.

All Louisiana's flags are available in 4 different resolutions to best suit your purposes (S, M, L, XL). Click on the flag to access the download page.

Custom designs for the Louisiana's flag