Welcome, Société française de vexillologie

Our latest sponsor is SFV, the Société française de vexillologie (French Society of Vexillology). SFV is a Paris-based non-profit founded in 1985 that publishes the quarterly Franciae VexillaIt joined FIAV in 1991.

The society’s flag uses French colors and is formed of a white cross fimbriated by an alternatively red and blue border. These borders are separated from quarterly blue and red squares by a white border.

The flag of SFV.

In addition to its website, the society maintains a news blog and Facebook page.  Find them on Instagram at @sfv_drapeaux and on Twitter at @DrapeauxSfv.

Bienvenue, SFV!


FIAV recognizes Vexiday

The Fédération internationale des associations vexillologiques (FIAV, the International Federation of Vexillological Associations) recognized 1 October as World Vexillology Day at its most recent meeting, the 27th International Congress of Vexillology (ICV) in London. We would like to thank the Flag Research Center for making this successful proposal to FIAV, giving this yearly event truly global recognition.

Portland Flag Association Show and Tell @ Salmon St Springs

At 2:00pm on Saturday, 1 October 2016 members of the Portland Flag Association will be holding a public show and tell at Salmon Street Springs at Waterfront Park in Portland, Oregon. Everyone is invited to bring a favorite flag to show, and to tell why they find it meaningful.

Salmon Street Springs is located in downtown Portland at the intersection of Naito Parkway and SW Salmon St.

Welcome, Chesapeake Bay Flag Association

The Chesapeake Bay Flag Association (CBFA) is a group of flag enthusiasts from the Mid-Atlantic US States  (Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia) and the District of Columbia. Founded in 1993 they have been a FIAV member since 1995. Visit their website at  We are happy to have their support for Vexiday!

For 2016, three members of the group will be displaying flags from their collections:

  • Dale Grimes will have US World War II flags on display on the roadside near his home in Sparrows Point, MD.
  • Peter Ansoff will have a display on his flagpoles at his home in Annandale, VA.
  • Nick Artimovich will have a display of 14 historic American flags at the Department of Transportation offices in Washington, DC. To arrange a visit, please contact Nick at


The CBFA flag

Georgian National Conference of Vexillology and Heraldry

The first Georgian National Conference of Vexillology and Heraldry will take place in Tblisi from 29 September to 1 October. Representatives from a number of Vexiday sponsors will be attending and are planning to commemorate Vexiday on the last day of the conference.


The conference agenda is also available (PDF). The conference is organized by the State Council of Heraldry at the Parliament of Georgia.

Flag of the State Council of Heraldry at the Parliament of Georgia