Kazakhstan Flag

My name is Hunter Hood ‘26. I recently arranged with my mom to have the Kazakhstan flag raised in Convocation Hall. The flags represent the origin of all our students. I am proud that my mom is from Kazakhstan and the flag is very nice.
Kazakhstan is officially the Republic of Kazakhstan and is a transcontinental country located mainly in Central Asia and partly in Eastern Europe. It borders China to the east, Kyrgyzstan to the southeast, Uzbekistan to the south, and Turkmenistan to the southwest. Its capital is Nur-Sultan, formerly known as Astana until 2019. Almaty, Kazakhstan's largest city, was the country's capital until 1997. Kazakhstan is the world's largest landlocked country, and the ninth-largest country in the world overall. 
The Republic of Kazakhstan's national flag features a gold sun with 32 rays above a soaring golden steppe eagle, both centred on a sky-blue background; the hoist side features a national ornamental pattern called "koshkar-muiz" (ram's horns) in gold. The blue colour has religious significance to the country's Turkic people, and thus symbolises cultural and ethnic unity. It also represents the endless sky as well as water. The sun, a source of life and energy, exemplifies wealth and plenitude and the sun's rays are shaped like grain, which is the basis of abundance and prosperity. The eagle has appeared on the flags of Kazakh tribes for centuries and represents freedom, power, and the flight to the future. 
Hunter Hood
Grade 8

Boarding life
King’s-Edgehill School is located in Mi'kma'ki, the unceded ancestral territory of the Mi’kmaq People.