Those Unusual French Regional Flags

testa di moruThe Corsican Flag is one that Americans often mistake for some sort of terrorist or freedom fighter flag (you usually see it in Paris at Corsican food stands in the market). It’s a testa di Moru, or black Moor’s Head with a white bandana, the official emblem of Corsican independence in 1755, but dating back to the Middle Ages when the Kings of Aragon claimed Corsica as their own. Some think it originally represented Saint Maurice, a black Egyptian saint. Click here for more images and information about the regional flags of France.

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