Singapore National Day nail art

The US has the 4th of July Independence Day. Singapore has its 9th August National Day. In view of the nationalistic fevour (cough, cough) that will soon sweep the nation, here is Alicia’s National Day-inspired nail art.

Two coats of OPI Comet Loves Cupid, some white nail art pen and her own jewels, taken with flash in artificial light

The Singapore flag is red and white with a cresent and white stars. There are a gazillion rules regarding its usage. According to Wikipedia,  “no person may treat the national flag with disrespect,such as allowing the flag to touch the ground. The flag must not be displayed below any other flag, emblem or object;dipped in salute to any person or thing; or displayed or carried flat or horizontally, but always aloft and free.”

And also, “the Government may ask for the flag to be lowered to half-mast in the event of the death of an important person or for national mourning.No person is permitted to use the flag at any private funeral ceremony.However, the national flag can be draped on a coffin during a military or state funeral.No person may display any flag that is damaged or dirty.Any worn out or damaged flag should be packed into a sealed black trash bag before being disposed and not left visible in dustbins.”

Here is the link to the nail art we did for National Day 2011.


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Seraph
    Aug 05, 2011 @ 06:24:22

    Actually, those are pretty much the same rules as the US flag. I bet most nations have very similar flag rules.


    • lecoquelicot
      Aug 05, 2011 @ 09:07:04

      Maybe the difference is that the rules are not enforced in the US whereas I think they are quite strict here about it. I don’t really see anyone using the flag in t shirt or bag designs.


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