Thursday, June 19, 2008

Czech Republic

My very first flag card!!! I dont know how, but it didnt take me long to take to flag cards...and now they are a 'must' on my wish list...well, ive seen different cards with flags and i need to point out that i only like those where the flag covers the whole card (the country name on it is not a must at all)....Im saying this coz ive seen cards which show a street or some nature and there is a flag in it, waving in the wind....those i dont find appealing....yeah, im aware indeed my taste can get picky and complicated :/

The flag of the Czech Republic is the same as the flag of the former Czechoslovakia, where upon the dissolution of Czechoslovakia, the Czech Republic kept the flag, while Slovakia, adopted a flag of its own. The first flag of Czechoslovakia was based on the arms, and was white over red. This was identical to the flag of Poland, so a blue triangle was added at the hoist. The flag was banned by the Nazis in 1938, and a horizontal tricolor of white, red, and blue was enforced. The original flag was restored in 1945. When the new Czech Republic and Slovakia separated in 1993, the Czechs decided to keep their existing flag, recalling the 2 principal parts of the country. White and red are the heraldic colors of Bohemia. The red-white-blue flag colours in the nineteenth century were considered "traditional Slavic" colors and had been adopted by most pan-Slavic oriented movements.

Reminds me a lot of the Philippine's flag...except that the order of colours is different and there is a small sun in the triangle part....and the Philippines are far from Slavic, no?

1 comment:

Evelien said...

Hehe, I can be quite picky too according to some kind of cards. ;)