Flag of Denmark
|Design||A red field charged with a white cross extending to the edges; the vertical part of the cross is shifted to the hoist side. |
According to legend, the flag came into Danish possession during the Battle of Lyndanisse in 1219. The Danes were on a failing crusade in Estonia, but after praying to God a flag fell from the sky. After this event, Danish King Valdemar II went on to defeat the Estonians. The first recorded use of the flag appears one hundred years later. 
The cross design represents Christianity.