Symbols of Newfoundland and Labrador

Summary

Official symbols of Newfoundland and LabradorEdit

Newfoundland and Labrador is one of Canada's provinces, and has established several official symbols.[1]

Symbol Image Adopted Remarks
Coat of arms Coat of arms of Newfoundland and Labrador   1 January 1637/8[2][3] Granted by John Borough, Garter King of Arms, during the reign of King Charles I
Motto Quaerite primum regnum dei,
Seek ye first the kingdom of God
1637/8 [2] Granted with other elements of the coat of arms, from The Gospel According to St. Matthew 6:33
Escutcheon Escutcheon of Newfoundland and Labrador
 
1637/8
Flag Flag of Newfoundland and Labrador
 
6 June 1980[4]
Flag of the lieutenant governor Flag of the Lieutenant Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador
 
1987
Great seal Great Seal of Newfoundland and Labrador 1827 [2]
Flower Purple pitcher plant
Sarracenia purpurea
 
1954 [5] Found on bogs and marshes around the province
Tree Black spruce
Picea mariana
 
November 1993[5] The most abundant tree in Labrador
Bird Atlantic puffin
Fratercula arctica
 
1991[5] About 95% of North America's puffins breed on Newfoundland and Labrador coasts
Mineral Labradorite
 
1975 [6] The mineral was discovered in northern Labrador
Tartan Provincial tartan
 
1955[5] Green with gold, white, brown and red bands
Game bird Partridge or ptarmigan
Lagopus
 
[5][7] Found throughout the province
Animal Newfoundland pony
 
[8]
Dogs Newfoundland dog
Labrador Retriever
 

 
[8]
Anthem "Ode to Newfoundland"
 
1980[9] Written by Governor Sir Cavendish Boyle in 1902
Logo Provincial logo
 
3 October 2006 [10] This logo was brought into effect after an audit revealed 40 different provincial logos in use.
Orders Order of Newfoundland and Labrador
 
2001 [11] The Order of Newfoundland and Labrador is the highest honour of the province. The medal bears the shield of Newfoundland and Labrador surmounted by the Crown. The medal is worn with a blue, green, white and gold ribbon.

Unofficial symbols of LabradorEdit

Labrador, the mainland portion of the province, has its own distinct cultural identity and has established several unofficial symbols for itself.

Symbol Image Adopted Remarks
Coat of arms Coat of arms of Labrador   No date[12] Assumed, not granted by the Canadian Heraldic Authority
Motto Munus splendidum mox explebitur,
Our splendid task will soon be fulfilled
1927[12][13] Latin translation of 'our splendid task will soon be fulfilled', a line from the Ode to Labrador
Flag Flag of Labrador
 
31 March 1974[14] Predates the introduction of the current provincial flag by six years
Anthem Ode to Labrador 1927[13] Written by physician Harry Paddon in 1927 and set to the tune of O Tannenbaum
Bird Grey jay
 
No date[15] By resolution of the Combined Councils of Labrador;

declared Canada's national bird by Canadian Geographic in September 2017

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Government of Newfoundland and Labrador. "Symbols of Newfoundland and Labrador". Archived from the original on February 5, 2012. Retrieved 16 January 2006.
  2. ^ a b c Newfoundland and Labrador Heritage (June 2008). "Newfoundland and Labrador Heraldry and Flags". Archived from the original on December 1, 2011. Retrieved 2 June 2008.
  3. ^ Julian Calendar. Also, though the actual document is dated 1 January 1637 this would translate to 1 January 1638 as the legal year did not start until 25 March. See: Old Style and New Style dates
  4. ^ Government of Newfoundland and Labrador. "Flag of Newfoundland and Labrador". Archived from the original on November 1, 2012. Retrieved 12 April 2007.
  5. ^ a b c d e Newfoundland and Labrador Heritage (June 2008). "Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Emblems". Retrieved 2 June 2008.
  6. ^ Cabinet Secretariat; Newfoundland and Labrador. "Symbols of Newfoundland and Labrador". Retrieved 13 September 2019.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  7. ^ Government of Newfoundland and Labrador (June 2008). "About Newfoundland and Labrador, Official Game Bird - Partridge". Retrieved 8 May 2015.
  8. ^ a b Newfoundland and Labrador Heritage (June 2008). "Newfoundland and Labrador Animals". Retrieved 2 June 2008.
  9. ^ Cavendish Boyle (1902). "The Provincial Anthem". Retrieved 13 September 2019.
  10. ^ Executive Council; Department of Business; Government of Newfoundland and Labrador - Canada (3 October 2006). "Creative, Resilient and Inventive: New Brand Embodies Essence of Newfoundland and Labrador". Retrieved 12 September 2019.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  11. ^ Government of Newfoundland (June 2008). "The Order of Newfoundland". Retrieved 2 December 2009.
  12. ^ a b "Labrador Coat of Arms .html". 2009-01-07. Archived from the original on 2009-01-07. Retrieved 2020-09-17.
  13. ^ a b "Ode to Labrador : Labrador Heritage Society". www.labradorheritagemuseum.ca. Retrieved 2020-09-17.
  14. ^ Barker, Jacob (2016-03-31). "Labradorians want official status for their flag".{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  15. ^ "Labrador's official bird now the national bird of Canada | Saltwire". www.saltwire.com. Retrieved 2020-09-17.