National Flag of Tajikistan
National Symbolics of Tajikistan
National Flag of Tajikistan was officially approved in 1992. It represents a rectangular cloth, which consists of three horizontal lines. The top line on the flag of Tajikistan is red, the middle line is white, and the lower line is green. The red line of the flag represents the sun, victory and a triumph. White line symbolises moral purity of the people, snow on the tops of the mountains beyond the clouds, which occupy 93 percent of Tajikistan’s territory, nearly half of the territory is situated at a height of exceeding 3000 meters.
White, therefore, reflects a natural feature of the republic. Green colour on the flag embodies spiritual essence of Islam. However, the green colour is a symbol of the Novruz holiday (i.e. New Year, celebrated on 21 – 22 of March). Days of Novruz signify the beginning of agricultural work as green colour is the colour of germinating wheat seeds, which is by-turn a symbol of nature’s generosity. The crown on the flag represents the Tajik people (“tadzhvar” means “crown”). In the traditional Tajik culture magic number “seven” is a symbol of perfection, embodiment of happiness and virtue. According to a Tajik legend, the heavens consist of seven beautiful gardens, surrounded by seven mountains, on each of which is a shining star.
There is one more peculiarity of this flag, it has some similarities in stylistics and a color palette with the national flag of Iran; this is accounted for the fact that both states are inhabited with related Indo-Aryan peoples.