Latvian State Symbols

Latvian State Symbols

Latvian State Symbols

The Latvian official state symbols are:

Latvian flag – one of the oldest flags in the world famous with its specific red color known as Latvian red.

Latvian coat of arms and heraldry that was devised after independence due to the lack of historic one.

Three stars above represent the unity of Latvian regions, the lion represents Courland-Semigallia and the griffin – Vidzeme.

The rising sun is a symbol of World War 1.

Some versions of the coat of arms include a flag-colored ribbon and oak leaves under the shield

Latvian anthem is a hymn “God Bless Latvia” composed by Karlis Blaumanis.

National symbols used since prehistorical times and associated with the Latvian folk culture.

Latvian folk costume – used mainly during different national celebrations and nationwide Song and Dance Celebration.

Freedom monument of Riga as a potent symbol and an embodiment of Latvia.

National trees: oak and linden.

National bird: white wagtail.

National flower: daisy.

National jewelry: amber.

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