Flags consist of a piece of fabric with colors and shapes, which are meant to express a certain message. They are a representative symbol and therefore the flag is treated with reverence and respect.
In England there is a flag instruction for government buildings, it states how the flag should be handled. We citizens, too, adhere to this flag instruction as much as possible.
Flags of the world
My kids always enjoy being involved with flags. Recently they had a World Festival at school and each class had chosen their own country. To get even more into the vacation spirit and refresh your own memory, here are the flags of the whole world alphabetically.