Today Georgia celebrates National Flag Day.
Georgia’s current national symbol is also known as the Five Cross Flag.
Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili congratulated citizens on National Flag Day, noting that the flag is a symbol uniting people of many ethnicities, diverse cultures living in “a land with a homeland and a future”. .
It embodies the common aspiration of all of us to build a modern, developed and strong Georgia based on our great history and culture,” he said.
Parliament Speaker Shalva Papuashvili also congratulated the citizens, pointing out that the old five-cross flag combines the country’s aspirations and values, confirming Georgia’s European choice.
This key symbol of statehood and national identity has united all who value our homeland, its past, present and future. For whom the advancement and development of Georgia is the first priority,” he said.
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— Shalva Papuashvili (@shpapuashvili) January 14, 2022
A flag-raising ceremony was held at the premises of the 4th Infantry Brigade in Vaziani. Georgian flags were raised on the premises of the Ministry of Defense of Georgia and on all military bases of the Defense Forces, as well as on the Ministry of Internal Affairs and its departments.
State flags are displayed on various cultural monuments and municipal administrative buildings throughout Georgia.
— Orbeliani Presidential Palace (@OrbelianiPalace) January 14, 2022
The current national flag was adopted by Parliament on January 14, 2004.
The flag was used by the Georgian patriotic movement after the country’s independence from the Soviet Union in 1991.
Since 2012, January 14 has been celebrated as National Flag Day.