State Flag Day of the Republic of Tajikistan (24/11)

State Flag Day is celebrated in the Republic of Tajikistan on November 24. This official public holiday was established by Decree of the President of the Republic in 2009, in honor of the official approval of the country's flag on November 24, 1992.

The flag of Tajikistan is a rectangular panel of three horizontal, diverse in width ( 2: 3: 2 ) stripes of red, white and green. In the center of the panel on the white ( middle ) strip is a stylized golden crown framed from above by a semicircle of seven golden five-pointed stars. The ratio of the width of the flag to its length is 1: 2.

The semantic interpretation ( explanation ) the color values on the flag are rooted in the ancient history of the Tajik people. By the way, the same color scheme ( red, white and green ) was present on the flag of the Tajik SSR, approved in 1953. These colors symbolize the estate structure of ancient Iranian society, where red was the color of military nobility, valor, nobility, white – the color of the clergy and a symbol of spiritual purity and holiness, and green – the color of free people, a symbol of nature, life and prosperity. Similarity and alternative interpretation of colors: freedom and independence ( red ), world ( white ) and prosperity ( green ).

The stylized golden crown, crowned with a semicircle of seven golden five-pointed stars, is an element of the state emblem of the Republic of Tajikistan and symbolizes state sovereignty and independence. The explanation for the value of the seven stars also varied. Initially, the stars symbolized seven prominent poets from the history of the Persian-Tajik people. Today, these stars mark the seven historical and cultural regions of Tajikistan.

Traditionally, the State Flag Day is celebrated in Tajikistan with festive events: demonstrations, concerts, festivities and sports competitions, bike and motorbike. State flags are hung on houses, on the streets, avenues and squares of cities and villages.

In 2011, a flagpole 165 meters high was erected in the center of Dushanbe, on which the State flag of the Republic is fluttering in size 60 by 30 meters. This flagpole in 2011 was listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the highest in the world, and the flag fluttering on it became the pride of the Tajik people.