Flag of the Estonian state and people-tricolor, consisting of three colored stripes:
- Blue – represents the sky, seas and oceans of Estonia, and its loyalty to the national values;
- Black – represents the land of Estonia. Also it is the symbol of the loss of freedom;
- Snow white means the people hope for the better future and that diffucul times have gone away and the country has gained its freedom again.
The history of the national flag
During the Second World war and at a time when Estonia was occupied by the forces of Nazi Germany, the state symbols of Estonia were banned and could only be used by military units that are part of the SS (we are talking about the blue – black – white flag, despite the fact that the flag mentioned above was considered official.
From 1953 till 1991 the national flag was considered a flag, which was somewhat different from that which was before it, namely, it shows a hammer and sickle (symbol of USSR), he had the same red color, but in contrast to 1953. the new banner was a picture of waves at the bottom of the banner, symbolized the waves of the proximity of the Baltic sea.
Despite the fact that sometimes for many years the national flag could not be declared a national flag and other banners were considered official flags, the flag of Estonia has always remained in the hearts of Estonians and was an unofficial banner of the state, and now it is the official and legalized flag of the Estonian state.