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Czech Republic

Location: Central Europe, between Germany, Poland, Slovakia, and Austria

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Czech Flag - Did you know...The study of flags is called Vexillology - Did you know....A Red Flag is a symbol of hardiness, bravery, strength & valour - According to Ancient and Heraldic traditions there is a vast amount of symbolism associated with the color of a nations flag - Czech Flag

A comprehensive guide to the Czech Flag. Discover facts and useful information.

Flags are an extremely easy way to identify a country or area immediately, language is not a barrier. The colors and emblems chosen by each country are deeply symbolic. Find out all you need to know about the Czech Flag.

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Czech Flag - Description
The Czech Flag is described as:

  • The overall background of the Czech flag is Red, blue and white

  • It has two equal horizontal bands of white (at the top) and red (at the bottom)

  • Blue isosceles triangle based on the hoist side

Czech Flag- Color Symbolism
According to Ancient and Heraldic traditions there is a vast amount of symbolism associated with the color of a nations flag. The full development of heraldry in about 1200AD also brought sophisticated design of flags, some of which includes a Coat of Arms. The colors of the Czech flag symbolise:

  • White: Peace and Honesty

  • Red: Hardiness, Bravery, Strength & Valour

  • Blue: Vigilance, Truth and Loyalty, Perseverance & Justice

Did you know.....

  • A Yellow flag is the quarantine flag of all nations; also carried at a vessel's fore, to denote that an infectious
    disease is on board

  • White flag - A white flag is a sign of truce and is carried or displayed to an enemy, as an invitation to conference, or for the purpose of making some communication not hostile

  • National flag - A flag of a particular country, on which some national emblem or device, is emblazoned

  • Red flag - A red flag is displayed as a signal of danger or token of defiance; the emblem of anarchists

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Czech Flag - Facts about the Czech Republic

  • At the end of of World War I, the Czechs and Slovaks of the former Austro-Hungarian Empire merged to form Czechoslovakia

  • During World War II, Nazi Germany occupied the Czech part of the country while Slovakia became an independent state allied with Germany

  • During the 1980's the Russian perestroika was introduced by Mikhail Gorbachev. It marked the last years of communism in Czechoslovakia

  • On 21st August 1968, five Warsaw Pact member countries invaded Czechoslovakia. Soviet troops continued to occupy the country until 1989

  • In November 1989 the Velvet Revolution brought an end to communism

  • On 1st January 1993, a non violent "velvet divorce" occurred and split the country peacefully into its two parts, the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

  • The Czech Republic joined NATO in 1999

  • The Czech Republic joined the European Union in 2004.

  • Country Full Name: Czech Republic

  • Country Local long name: Ceska republika

  • Country Short Name: Cesko

  • Capital City: Prague

  • Currency: Czech koruna, also known as the Czech crown (CZK) has been the currency of the Czech Republic since 8th February 1993

  • Czech Agriculture Products: Wheat, potatoes, sugar beets, hops, fruit; pigs, poultry

  • Czech Industries: Motor vehicles, metallurgy, machinery and equipment, glass, armaments

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Czech Flag - Meaning of Flags
The study of flags is called Vexillology and comes from the Latin word vexillum ("flag") and the Greek suffix -logy ("study"). The word "flag" is derived from the old Saxon word "fflaken" which means to fly or to float in the air. The idea of flying a flag grew from the requirements of ancient warfare and the battlefield. Shields were painted with emblems or symbols to identify friend or enemy. Warriors needed to know where their leaders were hence the custom of carrying a pole was adopted and subsequently the idea of flags began! Flags and banners were even mentioned in the bible, the following quote is from the bible book entitled Song of Solomons, (6:10):  "Thou art beautiful, O my love, as Tirzah, comely as Jerusalem, terrible as an army with banners."

Czech Flag - Definition of Flags
A flag is defined as a symbol or emblem usually consisting of a rectangular piece of cloth of distinctive design. Flags are also often used as a signalling device and method of communication. Government buildings are often decorated with flags. A cloth usually bearing a device or devices and used to indicate nationality, party, etc., or to give or ask information; commonly attached to a staff to be waved by the wind; a standard; a banner; an ensign; the colors; as, the national flag; a military or a naval flag.

Czech Flag - Facts
  • All Flag pictures show flags flying, from the viewer's point of view, from left to right

  • The Study of the Flags is known as Vexillology

  • The upper left quarter of the flag is known as the Canton

  • A Flag share is the flag officer's share of prize money

  • People with an interest in flags are called Vexillologists

  • The Romans were the first to use a cloth flag - they were square and fastened to cross bars at the end of spears - the idea of fastening a flag to the side of a pole soon followed

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  • The shape and flag ratio of the Czech Flag is 2:3 ( length 1 times the height)

  • To dip the Czech flag is the process of lowering and quickly restore it to its place is often done as a mark of respect

  • The idea of flying a flag came from the requirements of ancient warfare in the battlefield

  • When presenting a nations flag, the United Nations uses alphabetical order, this includes the Czech Flag. Their flag etiquette ensures that no one country's flag has precedence over another country's flag

  • The Czech Flag should never be allowed to drag along the ground

  • A tattered or faded Czech Flag should be removed and replaced with a new Czech Flag

  • Czech Flags should always be flown the correct way up, it is vital that due care and consideration is taken to ensure this

Displaying the Czech Flag - Did you know?

  • The act or function of raising the Czech Flag, as on a rope is referred to as hoisting

  • To denote grief and mourning, the Czech Flag is hoisted to half of the potential height of the flag pole , this is called flying the flag at Half Staff or Half Mast and is carried out by firstly raising the Czech Flag to the top, then lowering the Czech Flag halfway

  • To show distress the Czech Flag is flown upside-down

  • Always hoist the Czech Flag briskly and lower the Czech Flag ceremoniously

  • No disrespect should be shown to the Czech flag

  • The Czech Flag should never be displayed, used, fastened or kept in such a way as to allow the Flag to be easily torn, soiled, or damaged in any way

  • The Czech Flag should never have placed upon it, nor on any part of it, nor attached to it any mark, insignia, letter, word, figure, design, picture, or drawing on the flag of any nature

  • To strike, or lower the Czech Flag is the process of hauling it down. It is a token of respect, submission, or, in an engagement, of surrender

  • To hang out a white flag is a method of asking for a truce or quarter, or, in some cases, to manifest a friendly design by exhibiting a white flag

Dream Definition - Czech Flag
Seeing your national flag in your dream means peace and/or prosperity. Seeing a flag of a foreign nation indicates a breach of trust between friends.

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  • Czech Flag Symbolism

  • Czech Flag- Meaning

  • What do the colors represent?

  • Color Symbolism in Flags

  • Meaning of different colors

  • Czech Flag- Pictures

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Pictures and Videos of Czech Flag
Discover the selection of pictures and videos relating to different flag symbols, a useful educational resource for budding Vexillologists! Learn about the meaning and history of the Czech Flag. The Czech Flag is a good example of color symbolism that we see in everyday life. All of the articles and pages on this site can be accessed via the Signology Index - a great educational resource for everyone! What is the significance of a particular color? What does each Czech Flag mean - find out all you need to know! Color Symbolism, Meaning, Crests, Emblems, Facts and much more! We have even included a dream definition of the Czech Flag! Hope you find this resource on flag symbols useful.


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