The state flag of Armenia is a rectangular panel with three equal horizontal stripes of red, blue and orange colors.
Armenian flag colors
Horizontal Tricolor – Red on top; Blue in the middle; and Orange on the bottom.
Armenian flag meaning
The red color represents the blood that was shed over centuries under foreign rule. The blue represents the sky, and the orange the ripened wheat fields across the countryside.
Red symbolizes the Armenian Highland, the Armenian people’s continued struggle for survival, maintenance of the Christian faith, Armenia’s independence and freedom.
Blue symbolizes the will of the people of Armenia to live beneath peaceful skies.
Orange symbolizes the creative talent and hard-working nature of the people of Armenia.
Armenian coat of arms
Coat of Arms of Armenia consists of the following items: Shield – centers in a forest – Ararat, which is the symbol of the Armenian nation, on top of it Noah’s Ark, because, according to Biblical legend the ark after the flood stopped it on the mountain.
Armenian flag evolution
The evolution of the Armenian flag takes us from ancient times when the flag had carvings on it representing a dragon, an eagle, or some mysterious object of the gods, to the Middle Ages and the Rubenian Dynasty where the white flag carried a red-lion with raised paws.
After the downfall of the Rubenian Dynasty and the loss of Armenian Independence, Father Alishan created his own Tricolor, red, green and white.
Finally, the Government of the Independent Republic of Armenia adopted the colors red, blue, and orange for the flag. Thus, the origin of the beautiful Tricolor became the Armenian flag.
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