The History of the Ukrainian National Flag (Infographics)

The History of the Ukrainian Flag (Infographic: @Visuals_UA on Twitter)

The History of the Ukrainian Flag (Infographic: @Visuals_UA on Twitter) 

History, Ukraine

Article by: @Visuals_UA on Twitter
Edited by: A. N.

The blue and yellow colors for the first time were documented in the Battle of Tannenberg in 1410 on the banners of the troops of Lviv and Peremyshl Voivodeship.

  • 1410 — Flag of Lviv land in the Battle of Tanneberg described by Polish chronicler Jan Długosz
  • 1649-1764 — Flag of arms of the Cossack Hetmanate (Zaporizhian Host)
  • 1848 — During the Spring of the Nations a blue and yellow banner was adopted by the Main Ruthenian Council as a national flag
  • 1917-1920 — Flag of Ukrainian People’s Republic
  • 1939 — Flag of Carpatho-Ukraine
  • 1991 — The blue and yellow flag was provisionally adopted by Verkhovna Rada for official ceremonies
  • 1992 — The blue and yellow flag was officially adopted as the National Flag of the Ukrainian state
  • 1996 — The State Flag of Ukraine defined by the Constitution of Ukraine as a “banner of two equally-sized horizontal bands of blue and yellow colour”
  • 2003 — Ukraine celebrates the first Day of the National Flag established by the Decree of the President of Ukraine as August 23.



Edited by: A. N.

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