Greece flag


January 24, 2022

The flag of Greece (Greek: Σημαία της Ελλάδος, commonly known as Γαλανόλευκη or Κυανόλευκη, "blue-white flag") is a rectangular flag. The flag sole is blue and white stripes, a total of 9 stripes, at the corner of the flag on the side of the flag pole is a blue square, width is 5 out of 9 parts of the flag width. Inside there is a white cross with a blue edge. The cross represents Greek Orthodox Christianity, the state religion. As for the nine blue and white bands, the Greeks generally refer to the nine syllables in the Greek sentence "Ελευθερία ή Θάνατος" (pronounced "e-lef-te-ri-a-i-ta-na-taw). S" ("E-lef-the-ri-a i Tha-na-tos") means liberty or death), where the 5 blue bars represent the first 5 syllables, while the 4 white bars represent the last 4 syllables. However, another theory states that these nine bands refer to the goddess Muses, the nine gods of the arts in ancient Greek mythology. As for the official proportions of the flag, it is 2 parts width and 3 parts length. The blue and white colors used in this flag have many different interpretations, some referring to the colors of the sky and sea in this country. Some say it's the color of ancient Greek clothing. The degree of blue on this flag has changed many times. The current color scheme has been in use since the late 1960s. The flag pattern as it appears today It was adopted by the First National Assembly at Epidaurus on January 13, 1822.


Flags of Ancient Greece and Byzantine Empire

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