Flag throwing

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The art of flag throwing dates back to medieval guilds (principally in Italy, Germany and Flanders). A guild's banner or flag was considered a symbol of purity, and as such it was not allowed to touch the ground.

There are two major categories of flag throwing: classical and acrobatical. In classical flag throwing, the flag is turned left and right around the body in a standing posture. In acrobatical flag throwing, the thrower uses both hands to move the flag in a sitting, laying, or kneeling posture.

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