Armenia Flag Facts
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||The national flag of Armenia consists of three horizontal bands of equal width, red on the top, blue in the middle, and orange on the bottom.
Armenia flag colors - meaning/symbolism
Red symbolizes the Armenian Highland, the Armenian people's continued struggle for survival, maintenance of the Christian faith, Armenia's independence and freedom.
Blue stands for the will of the people of Armenia to live beneath peaceful skies.
Orange represents the creative talent and hard-working nature of the people of Armenia
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Armenia flag colors - RGB/Hex
Red (Hex #D90012 | RGB: 217-0-18 | Pantone: 485)
Blue (Hex #0033A0 | RGB: 0-51-160 | Pantone: 286)
Orange (Hex #F2A800 | RGB: 242-168-0 | Pantone: 1235)
History of Armenian flag
The Armenian Students Association of Paris requested Armenian Catholic priest Father Ghevont Alishan to created a new flag for Armenia for the funeral of the French writer Victor Hugo in 1885. Alishan's first design was a horizontal tricolor. The top band was red, symbolizing the first Sunday of Easter (called "Red" Sunday), followed by a green band to represent the "Green" Sunday of Easter, and finally an arbitrary color, white, was chosen to complete the combination. Later, Alishan designed a second flag - a vertical tricolor of red, green, and blue, from left to right, representing the rainbow that Noah saw after landing on Mount Ararat.
Armenia proclaimed its independence on May 28, 1918, and the independent Armenian government of the First Republic of Armenia adopted red-blue-orange tricolor as its official national flag on August 1, 1918.
As a republic of the USSR, the Armenian SSR introduced its first flag in 1936. Very similar to the flag of the Soviet Union, it was red and featured a yellow hammer and sickle on a red field. Underneath that, there were "H-Kh-S-H" initials written in Armenian serif script. These initials, in the Western Armenian language, stand for Haygagan Khorhurtayin Sodzialistakan Hanrabedutyun, or the "Armenian Soviet Socialist Republic". In the 1940s, the flag was altered to use the Eastern Armenian language spoken in the Republic. The initials were changed to "H-S-S-R" meaning "Hayastani Sovetakan Sotsialistikakan Respublika" in the Eastern Armenian pronunciation. In 1952, a new flag was introduced. The initials were removed completely and in their place a horizontal blue stripe was added.
Following Armenia's independence from the USSR, the red-blue-orange tricolor flag was officially readopted on August 24, 1990.
National flag days
June 15 is Armenia Flag Day as the Armenian law on the National Flag of Armenia was passed on 15 June 2006. The daily display of the Armenian flag is encouraged on all days, but it is legally required to fly the flag on all governmental buildings on the following national flag days
|January 1 and 2
||International Women's Day
||Motherhood and Beauty Day
||International Worker's Solidarity Day
||Victory and Peace Day
||First Armenian Republic Day
||Spitak Earthquake Memorial Day