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What do the colors and symbols of the flag of Poland mean?
The flag of Poland has a simple design consisting of two horizontal bands of the same size. The upper band is white and the lower one is red. These two colors are the national colors of Poland and they are defined in the nation's constitution. The flag has the proportion of 5: 8. The official introduction of the first national flag was in 1919, while the current design was adopted on January 31, 1980. The white color in the flag represents peace and hope for all citizens, while the red represents past socialism.
Variants of the Polish flag
Officially, the coat of arms law, not the constitution, defines the national flag. In fact, there are two variants mentioned, namely the commonly used national flag and another variant that includes the coat of arms. The first definition is that the flag of Poland is a rectangular piece of fabric that has the colors of Poland and is affixed to a flagpole. The law also says that the flag of Poland will be included in the first definition and will have the Polish coat of arms in the center of the top white band.
The nation decided to use the two flags in 1831, which are based on the coats of arms of the two nations of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. In the coat of arms, a white eagle represents Poland, while a white knight represents the Grand Duchy of Lithuania. Both representations were against the background of a red shield.
Used for the national flag
The flag that does not bear the coat of arms is flown in certain official buildings, as required by law. These offices include the Senate, the Office of the President of the Nation, the Cabinet, the Office of the Prime Minister, and a few others. The variant with the coat of arms is used in places such as B. civil heliports and airports, civil aircraft, Polish offices in other countries (such as embassies) and some other locations.
The flag is flown four times a year across the country. These days are May Day on May 1, Polish Flag Day on May 2, Constitution Day on May 3, and Independence Day on November 11. Polish Flag Day is a relatively young holiday, having recently been observed for the first time on May 2, 2004.
The reason for establishing Polish Flag Day was to convey the rich history and meaning of Polish national symbols to citizens. The choice of date coincided with Polonia Day, which the Senate observes on May 2 and the Polish citizens in the diaspora. After the founding day, the Polish flag flies for three consecutive days from May 1 to May 3.
Other days that official state buildings have to fly the flag are Europe Days between May 5 and May 9, Polish Armed Forces Day on August 15 and Polish Underground Day on September 27. Important events such as international athletics events, the World Cup, official State visits by important people and a few other occasions also deserve victory.
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