Georgia marks National Flag Day

  • State flags are displayed at various cultural monuments and administrative buildings of the municipalities throughout regions of Georgia. Photo: Georgian Interior Ministry. 

Agenda.ge, 14 Jan 2022 - 13:15, Tbilisi,Georgia

Today Georgia is marking National Flag Day.

The current national symbol of Georgia is also known as the Five Cross Flag.

Georgian PM Irakli Garibashvili congratulated the citizens on National Flag Day noting that the flag is a symbol uniting people of many ethnicities, diverse cultures living on ‘one land with one homeland and one future.’

It embodies the common aspiration of all of us to build a modern, developed, strong Georgia based on our great history and culture”, he said. 

Speaker of Parliament Shalva Papuashvili also congratulated citizens, highlighting that the ancient five-cross flag combines the country’s aspirations and values, which confirms Georgia's European choice.

This key symbol of statehood and national identity has united all those who value our homeland, its past, present and future. For whom the advancement and development of Georgia is the first priority”, he said. 

A  flag-raising ceremony took place on the premises of the 4th Infantry Brigade in Vaziani. Georgian flags were raised on the premises of the Ministry of Defence of Georgia and on all military bases of the Defence Forces, as well as the Ministry of Internal Affairs and its departments.

State flags are displayed at various cultural monuments and administrative buildings of the municipalities throughout regions of Georgia.

The current national flag was adopted by Parliament on January 14, 2004.

The flag was used by the Georgian patriotic movement following the country's independence from the Soviet Union in 1991.

Since 2012 January 14 has been celebrated as State Flag Day.

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