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 of Ukraine, Ukraine

Article by: @Visuals_UA on Twitter
Edited by: A. N.
Historical fact: The first documented instance of the blue and yellow colors being used in Ukrainian national symbolism was the Battle of Tannenberg in 1410 on the banners of the troops of Lviv and Peremyshl Voivodeship.

The evolution of the flags of the Ukrainian nation:

  • 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 (Zaporizhzhian 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.

 

Ukrainian national flags shot at by Russian invaders but still flying over damaged gravestones of Ukrainian soldiers at the Yatsevo cemetery in Chernihiv after breaking the Russian siege. April 6, 2022. The Russo-Ukrainian War 2014-present. Photo: Stas Yurchenko via FB.

Ukrainian national flags shot at by Russian invaders but still flying over damaged gravestones of Ukrainian soldiers at the Yatsevo cemetery in Chernihiv after breaking the Russian siege over the city. April 6, 2022. The Russo-Ukrainian War 2014-present. Photo: Stas Yurchenko via FB.

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