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Flag of Armenia

Adopted by the Armenian Supreme Soviet in 1990, and regulated by the Law on the National Flag passed by the National Assembly in 2006, the flag embodies the nation's history and values. Discover the rich symbolism behind the national flag of Armenia, known as the Tricolour.

The national flag of Armenia, also known as the Tricolour, consists of three horizontal bands of equal width: red on the top, blue in the middle, and orange on the bottom. The current flag was adopted by the Armenian Supreme Soviet on 24 August 1990. On 15 June 2006, the National Assembly of Armenia passed the Law on the National Flag of Armenia, governing its usage. It is the repetition of the flag of the First Republic of Armenia (1918-1920) in size and color.


The national flag of Armenia, also known as the Tricolour, consists of three horizontal bands of equal width: red on the top, blue in the middle, and orange on the bottom.

 

What does the flag of Armenia represent?

The meanings of the colors are interpreted in various ways. Red symbolizes the Armenian Highlands, reflecting the Armenian people's ongoing struggle for survival, the preservation of the Christian faith, and Armenia's commitment to independence and freedom. Blue represents the peaceful skies over Armenia, while orange symbolizes the nation's talent and hard work.



Me at the summit of mount Ararat (5165) with Armenian flag


Like every national flag, the Armenian flag serves as a symbol of inspiration and pride for Armenians. Raising the Armenian flag is a powerful expression of love and solidarity towards Armenia. Athletes, artists, politicians, and ordinary individuals alike demonstrate their affection by hoisting the Armenian flag, not only in times of victory or joy but also during challenging moments to signify hope and a resilient spirit in the face of adversity.




The Armenian flag is prominently featured in the music video for System Of A Down's Chop Suey

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