National symbols intend to unite people by creating visual, verbal, or iconic representations of the national people, values, goals, or history.

Our Language

The Pentortoise language (hand-sign) is the official language of Pentortoise. Many Pentortians choose to use the hand-sign language form of their name, and such names are officially recognized by the government.

The hand-sign language is one of the oldest forms of communication in the world, although this form of language has been endangered, Pentortoise believes that revitalizing and using hand-sign as an official form of communication will lead to a better practice of patients and keep dialog concise and to the point.

Pentortoise English (as used on this Website) is also spoken and recognized.

Pentortoise Kanienke (as used on this Website) is also spoken and recognized.

Indian Sign Language Council of 1930 –

Our Flag

Pentortoise’s bi-color flags top half purple, bottom half silver (or grey) , the upper left corner is defaced with the royal ensign in white.

In wartime, the flag is converted replacing purple with red.

The flags was adopted on 5 February 2013.

Purple: symbolizes the monarchy, the king, the government of the Kingdom and its magnanimity;
Red:symbolizes power, fight, the people and their tenacity;
White: stands for peace and prosperity.

The solid black standard has been designated for the S/POW/MIA flag as a symbol of citizen concern about Pentortoise citizens taken as slaves and political prisoners of war (S/POWs) by foreign political forces or listed as missing in action (MIA).

The solid white flag will be flown upon the death of a citizen. The bi-color Black (top) and White (bottom) is designated for citizens who have dead in captivity.

Official Salute

The “fist salute,” consists of raising one arm in the air with a clenched fist.

The official salute to the flag, recited with one’s right hand over one’s heart, is:

“I salute the Pentortoise flag, with affection and true allegiance to the Kingdom for which it stands:
one Pentortoise nation, undivided and free, a home for all our people.”
closed hand.

The raised fist (also known as the clenched fist) is a symbol of solidarity and support. It is also used as a salute to express unity, strength, defiance, or resistance. The salute dates back as a symbol of resistance in the face of violence

The National Anthem
The national anthem of Pentortoise is “Turtles all the way down!”

Patriotic Songs
“Requiem in D minor”, by Mozart is the official signature tune of all Pentortoise government broadcasts.

Our Motto
The national motto of Pentortoise is  “Freedom, Justice and Equality Of Necessity, By Any and All Means Necessary.

Public Holidays
The following days are officially designated as public holidays observed by the government of the Kingdom of Pentortoise. Government offices are closed on these days except for emergency services and national security. Private businesses are also encouraged to observe these holidays:

New Year’s Day (22 March)
Independence Day (2 September) celebrates Pentortoise’s first day of independence (by law, the houses, buildings, and streets of the nation are found decked out in the national colors of purple and silver (or white) in the days leading up to Independence Day)

Days of Observance
Other days on the calendar have been named from time-to-time as days of observance. Government offices are open and business is conducted on these days (unless falling on a day listed above as a public holiday).

13 March: Independence day, in commemoration of the Two Row  treaty signed with the Dutch, English. It was the first treaty signed between the Haudenosaunee and Europeans who were just beginning to settle in what they called the New World, and established diplomatic protocols that have lasted 400 years (as of 2013).

National Historic Sites
Glebe Lands, the White House liberated from the canadian insurgency, Brant Province, was a national historic site. It was burned to the ground by an arsonist on 19 September 1999; its location remains a Pentortoise national historic site.

The National Pastime
The Pentortoise national pastime is nationbuilding. While fun and games are a huge part of nationhood, our pastime and history has demanded that we build then play.

Official Treat
Maple Taffee

National Animal

National Bird

National Group of Birds
Convocation (convocation of eagles)

National Television Programme
“500 Nations”, hosted by Kevin Costner and Gregory Harrison.