Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Ukraine Flag Meaning and History

Ukrainian Flag Description:
The flag of Ukraine consists of two equal sized horizontal stripes - the top stripe is light blue and the bottom one is yellow.

Ukrainian Flag Meaning:
The blue half represents peace, the sky above Ukraine and the country's streams and the yellow represents prosperity and the color of the country's wheat fields.

Ukrainian Flag History:
The Ukrainian flag was adopted on January 28, 1992. The blue and yellow national colors of Ukraine originated in 1848 and came from the coat of arms of the city of Lviv. Ukraine officially adopted a blue and yellow national flag in 1918. The flag was the same as the one flown in 1848, yellow on top of blue. In 1918, the colors were reversed. Ukraine gained independence from the Soviet Union on August 24, 1991

Interesting Ukrainian Flag Facts:
When Ukraine was under Soviet rule this flag was forbidden as a symbol of nationalism. The Ukrainian SSR had its own flag.

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