The Armenian flag consists of three equal horizontal stripes: red at the top, blue in the middle and orange on the bottom. Adopted on August 24, 1990, each color on the Armenian flag has its own meaning and significance.
Red stands for the blood Armenian ancestors shed on battlefields to save their country from annihilation, to ensure freedom to practice Christianity, and to uphold the sovereignty of Armenia. It also symbolizes the blood of the 1.5 million Armenians who were killed in the 1915 Armenian Genocide.
Blue signifies the color of Armenia’s pure sky, though it is also often more deeply interpreted as symbolizing the will of the Armenian people to live under peaceful blue skies.
Orange stands for Armenia’s natural resources and wealth, focusing on the creative talent and hard-working nature of its people. It also symbolizes Armenia’s courage.
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