Flag and Insignia of
The Flag (Yerakoun)
flag of the Republic of Armenia was confirmed on August 23rd 1990 by the
Armenian Supreme Counsel. It is identical to the first State flag of the
Republic of Armenia (1918-1920). The flag consists of three equal horizontal
stripes of red, blue and orange. Each color has its own meaning and significance:
Red - Stands for the blood our
brave ancestors shed on the battle fields, fighting the enemy and sacrificing
their lives to save the Armenian nation from annihilation, ensure their
freedom to practice the Christian faith, and up-hold the sovereignty and
independence of Mother-Land Armenia.
Blue - Stands for the color of
the sky and its reflection onto the waters of the rivers and lakes that
give life to this magnificent country of ours – Armenia.
Orange - Stands for the natural
resources and wealth of this rich country, and the industrious nature of
the Armenian people.
Anthem of the Republic of Armenia
are the words of the Anthem in Armenian and English, originally written
by Mikael Nalbandian. This is a modified version of the original anthem,
which consisted of five clauses. Some of the words have been changed appropriately
to reflect the freedom and independence of the Republic of Armenia.
Every Armenian should make
the effort to learn and commit to memory the words of their national anthem.
In honour of our ancestors who fought and shed their blood to save this
nation from annihilation.