Monday, October 27, 2008

Yugoslavia

And to make my thrill and excitement even bigger, i also found this little gem of a card....a card with the Yugoslavian flag!! I was literally head over hills when i saw this....a real little treasure in my collection...who would have thought that I would get to have a Yugoslavian flag card? having in mind that Yugoslavia ceased to exist almost 20 years ago...Im uber-content with what I found!! Uber-content!


Flag of the former Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia consisted of three equal horizontal bands coloured in pan-Slavic colours, blue (top), white and red - with yellow bordered red star, symbol of communism at the flag's centre.

I recall how in kindergarten and primary school we often had the task to draw this flag or the coat of arms...which wasnt that hard...and we especially loved drawing the star....I just wonder how would it have been if i lived in a country with a more complicated flag to be drawn....

Anyway, the Yugoslavian flag was created during World War II by replacing the royal coat of arms on the flag of pre-war Kingdom of Yugoslavia with the red star of communism. The first flag for Democratic Federal Yugoslavia had a red star in the centre stripe of the Yugoslav tricolour. After the war it was given its final shape by enlarging the star and adding a narrow yellow border.
The flag was usually accompanied on official buildings by the flag of the particular socialist republic and the flag of the League of Communists. Because of this, many buildings in former Yugoslavia still carry a three-poled flag holder.

You know...I miss Yugoslavia...I may have still been little when it went apart, but i do miss those times....I think many people actually do...

ps. the title you can read at the flag "Tito Forever", is not part of the actual flag...thats just the nostalgic feeling for what we used to have during the rule of Josip Broz Tito....

1 comment:

LaY hOoN said...

Wow , you even have the Yugoslavia's postcard.