Saturday, 2 May 2009

The Bulgarian Flag

Bulgarians are proud of their heritage and their flag. You will see many Bulgarian homes with flags flying on flagpoles in theri gardens or hanging out of their windows. It is perhaps no coincidence that the white green and red colours are the same as the favourite Bulgarian dish Shospka salad!

Flag of  Bulgaria

The flag of Bulgaria is a tricolour consisting of three equal-sized horizontal bands of (from top to bottom) white, green, and red. The flag was first adopted after the Russo-Turkish War (1877–1878), where Bulgaria gained independence. The national flag at times was charged with the state emblem, especially during the People's Republic of Bulgaria. The current flag was re-established with the 1991 Constitution of Bulgaria and was confirmed in a 1998 law.

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