The Lithuanian Flag

Lithuania Flag
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The Lithuanian flag was adopted on March 20, 1989. It is a tricolor flag that has the colors red, green, and yellow. The Lithuanian flag has tricolors because it was probably pushed for by Lithuanian exiles living in Europe and the US during the 19th century.

The Lithuanian flag has colors that have meanings. The color yellow represents the golden fields of the nation. The color red represents the blood that has been shed for the country. The green represents the green country sides.

As part of protocol, it is either required or strongly encouraged to be displayed on around 18 holidays and special occasions. One such day that the Lithuanian flag is flown on is March 29th, which is NATO Day. It is also often flown at polling sites on election days.

The largest city and capital in the country is Vilnius. The Lithuanian flag belongs to a country whose national motto is “the strength of the nation lies in unity”.

Some interesting facts about Lithuania:

religion: Roman Catholicism 79%, Russian Orthodox 4.2%, Protestant (includes Lutheran/Evangelical Christian Baptist) 1.8%, other/unspecified 5.4%, none 9.6%
languages: Lithuanian (official language) 82%, Russian 8%, Polish 5.7%, other/unspecific 4.3%
population: 3,565,200

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