The Evergreen State

"Al-ki" (By and by)

Washington State

State Birthday
November 11, 1889

The Washington State tartan is the official state tartan established by the Washington state legislature. Consisting of a green background with stripes of blue, white, yellow, red, and black, the state tartan of Washington was designed by Margaret McLeod van Nus and Frank Cannonito in 1988 to commemorate the Washington centennial celebration. It was adopted by the state legislature in 1991. The colors represent various aspects of nature: green symbolises the rich forests of the state; blue the lakes, rivers and ocean; white the snow-capped mountains; red the apple and cherry crops; yellow the wheat and grain crops; and black the eruption of Mount St. Helens.