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    Discover the Corsican flag, thanks to its history it becomes a real Corsican speciality, an emblem known all over the world.

    The Corsican flag, the stories of the Moorish head!

    There are several stories telling us the origin of the Moorish head symbol of the Corsican flag. General Pascal Paoli, emblematic figure, general-in-chief of the nati...

    Drapeaux Corses

    Discover the Corsican flag, thanks to its history it becomes a real Corsican speciality, an emblem known all over the world.

    The Corsican flag, the stories of the Moorish head!

    There are several stories telling us the origin of the Moorish head symbol of the Corsican flag. General Pascal Paoli, emblematic figure, general-in-chief of the nation and general of the Corsican kingdom, is said to be the originator of this flag. It is said by former Corsicans that in 1755, Pascal Paoli was the victim during a visit to the island of an assassination attempt. He was saved by one of these slaves named "Moor"; interposing himself between the general and the murderer he died of a Corsican stab wound. And so General Pascal Paoli decreed, in homage to his courage, that from now on the emblem of Corsica will be the head of "Maure" dressed in a bandana on the forehead. He added that the slaves would no longer sleep with the bandana over their eyes. It is also said in some Corsican villages that this flag was created to signal the occupation of a village by the invaders. Another legend is that after decapitating their enemies, Moor's head is the symbol of Corsican victory over their opponents in order to discourage them.


    What is certain is that no history or legend could be verified, the origin of the Corsican flag will keep its share of mystery!
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