The day of State flag of Russia — a holiday of revival of the tricolor
The flag is a symbol of the country, the same as the emblem and anthem. There is the Day of State flag of Russia. It is dedicated to the revival of the tricolor and is celebrated every year in August, 22 numbers. Date associated with the August coup that took place in 1991.
The tricolour existed since the time of Tsar Alexei Mikhailovich. By his command for ship panels used red, white, blue fabric, which depicted the eagles.
In St. Petersburg kept the original old Russian flag that was raised on the ship "Saint Peter" in 1693. It has three equal horizontal colored stripes, with a length — 4,3 m, width – 4.6 m.
The day of State flag of Russia stressed the importance of a flag for our country at all times. It is no accident Peter I in 1699 approved sketch three-band flag. In 1705, he issued a decree which stated that all ships must fly the flag on the approved sample. The sample showed color and horizontal stripes.
In 1858 during the reign of Alexander II the flag was black-yellow-white. But the back tricolor, when he ascended to the throne, Alexander III. This is due to the fact that the black-yellow-white combination of colors, the new king considered alien to our country.
The day of State flag of Russia reflects the fact that the white, blue, red — color, which is Russian symbols. This determined the Ministry of justice in 1896. The tricolor was a symbol of the country before the revolution. During the civil war he represented the White movement. And the Soviet Army used a red flag.
Tricolor flag was raised over the White house in Moscow in 1991 during the summer of the coup. It replaced the traditional red with the hammer and sickle. The event took place on 22 August, so this day is considered a holiday.
In November 1991, the flag was adopted by law voted for by 750 deputies from 865. The Constitution States that rectangular equal horizontal stripes of color (white, blue, scarlet) change each other from top to bottom. The ratio of width to length is one to two.
On the Day of State flag of the Russian Federation everywhere fluttering of the cloth. They put it up on the mast, a pole without it. If the flag is set vertically, the white stripe should be on the left. Color the next way:
- white – frankness and generosity
- blue – honesty, loyalty, chastity, perfection
- red – courage, bravery, love, generosity.
According to another version, the white represents freedom, blue – virgin Mary, red – statism. The raising of the flag accompanied by the singing of the national anthem. For damage and destruction of the flag is a criminal offense.
The day of State flag of Russia in 2013 was observed on August 22. Especially actively supported by its major cities. It is pride for the country, for countrymen. The festival brings together a society through values such as patriotism, statehood. Due to this, the Russians feel part of the country!