The symbol of Poland is the white-red flag. According to the law, adopted 31.01.1980, it has the shape of a rectangle. In addition to the traditional view there were a place for the national coat of arms on the white field.
Meaning of colors
Researchers and historians suggest that the flag of Poland was created in medieval times, but was not so exposed, the colors – white and red represent a kind of symbolism. White means purity, while red is a reflection Karmazin, expensive material, which meant wealth and power.
The canvas consists of two strips placed horizontally, presented in colors that are the reflection of the coat of arms of the Republic – the white eagle on the red field. The upper band, in accordance with heraldry, represents the eagle, and the lower red field of the shield. According to the symbolism, the Polish heraldry, these colors indicate:
- White-heraldic value-silver. And also denotes water, and in the spiritual realm – innocence and chastity.
- Red-fire and blood, as well as courage and valor.
The history of the flag
In fact, the flag of Poland appeared during the Commonwealth. Its origin is quite mysterious for researchers. On the first flags which represented the Polish Kingdom on a red background the white eagle in a crown was visible. Under this flag, the army of king Vladislav II Jagiello (Lithuanian Prince) led the decisive battle of the “great war” of 1409-1411.
Since then the flag remains unchanged. People from Poland are patriotic, they think their native country is one of the best in the world.