Flag of the Republic of Macedonia
    Macedonia Flag
    Macedonia flag
    Name Знаме на Република
    Македонија
    Adopted 5 October 1995
    Proportion 1:2
    Designer Miroslav Grčev
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    Macedonia flag
    Macedonia flag
    The national flag of the Republic of Macedonia depicts a golden sun with eight broadening rays extending from the center to the edges of the red field. The red and yellow colors have long been associated with Macedonia. The flag was designed by Prof. Miroslav Grčev and was adopted on 5 October 1995. The eight-rayed sun represents "the new sun of Liberty"
    The previous flag of the Republic of Macedonia depicted the "Vergina Sun" (a stylised yellow sun centred with eight main and eight secondary rays emanating from the sun) on a red field. This ancient symbol was named after the Greek town where it had been discovered in archaeological excavations of the ancient Macedonian city of Aigai. Macedonia was forced to change the flag after a one-year economic blockade imposed by Greece in order to force the Republic of Macedonia to remove the Vergina Sun, a symbol from the gravesite of the ancient Kings of Macedon from the flag, as Greece considered it a Greek symbol.
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    Macedonia flag

    What is Macedonia flag?

    The national flag of the Republic of Macedonia (Macedonian: Знаме на Република Македонија) depicts a stylised yellow sun on a red field, with eight broadening rays extending from the centre to the edge of the field. The flag was designed by Prof. Miroslav Grčev and was adopted on 5 October 1995 after a one-year economic blockade imposed by Greece in order to force the Republic of Macedonia to remove the Vergina Sun, a symbol from the gravesite of the ancient Kings of Macedon from the flag, as Greece considered it a Greek symbol. The new eight-rayed sun represents "the new sun of Liberty" referred to in the national anthem of the Republic of Macedonia, Denes nad Makedonija ("Today over Macedonia")

      Colors

    What are the colors of Macedonia flag?

    Red: RGB: (210-0-0) Hex: (#D20000)
    Yellow: RGB: (255-230-0) Hex: (#FFE600)

      History

    Flag of People's Republic of Macedonia 1944 - 1946
    Flag of the People's Republic of Macedonia (1944–1946)
    The modern Macedonian state was proclaimed on 2 August 1944 by the Anti-Fascist Assembly of the National Liberation of Macedonia (ASNOM), the state's supreme legislative and executive body until 1946. The state was originally known as Democratic Federal Macedonia and was renamed the People's Republic of Macedonia in 1945. The flag was adopted along with the state's laws and principles during ASNOM's first plenary session in the St. Prohor Pčinjski Monastery in modern Serbia, near the Macedonian town of Kumanovo. The first version of the flag depicted a gold-edged five-pointed red star centred on a red field.


    Flag of Socialist Republic of Macedonia 1946 - 1992
    Flag of the Socialist Republic of Macedonia (1946–1992)
    Between December 1946 and September 1991, the Socialist Republic of Macedonia (known as the People's Republic of Macedonia until 1963) was one of the six constituent republics of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. It was the only Yugoslav republic not to use the Pan-Slavic colours on its flag. Macedonia instead adopted an amended version of its previous flag, depicting a gold-edged five-pointed red star in the canton against a red field in a design similar to the flags of the Soviet Union or the People's Republic of China. This flag was adopted on 31 December 1946 under Article 4 of the Constitution of the People's Republic of Macedonia and remained in use until well after Macedonia's independence from Yugoslavia in September 1991, due to lack of agreement about what should replace it


    Macedonia flag 1992 - 1995
    "Vergina Flag" (1992–1995)
    In 1991, Todor Petrov, president of the ultra-nationalist organization World Macedonian Congress, designated and proposed the 'Vergina Sun' as the national symbol of the Republic of Macedonia. On 11 August 1992, the newly independent Republic of Macedonia adopted the new flag to replace the old Communist "red star" insignia. The flag depicted the "Vergina Sun" symbol, a stylised yellow sun centred on a red field with eight main and eight secondary rays emanating from the sun, tapering to a point. This ancient symbol was named after the Greek town where it had been discovered in archaeological excavations of the ancient Macedonian city of Aigai. The Vergina Sun was regarded by Greece as a symbol of continuity between ancient Macedonia and modern Greek culture, and in particular as a symbol of the Argead dynasty of Philip II of Macedon and his son Alexander the Great. From the late 1970s it had also been adopted by many both in Greece and the then Socialist Republic of Macedonia to symbolise historical connections with ancient Macedonia and had been paraded in demonstrations by Greeks and ethnic Macedonians at home and abroad. The flag, the new state's constitution and its name all became the focus of a dispute between the two countries, during which Greece imposed an economic blockade on the Republic from February 1994. In July 1995, Greece lodged a request with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) for exclusive trademark protection to the Vergina Sun. Greek objections also prevented the flag from being flown at the United Nations Headquarters building in New York City. The blockade was lifted in October 1995 when an agreement was reached to change the flag, modify the constitution and resolve the naming dispute through United Nations-sponsored negotiations.

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