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The Lithuanian Flag

The national flag of the Republic of Lithuania consists of a rectangular cloth onto which are applied three equally sized horizontal stripes:(from top to bottom) yellow, green and red. These colors symbolize Lithuanian nature and ideals; they often recur in folk art.

Historically, Lithuania has had many different flags. For example, during the battle of Zalgiris (Grunwald), the flag of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania was the Vytis. The current tri-colored flag was created at the beginning of the 20th century, and became the official state flag in 1918. With the advent of the independence movement in 1988, it once again became the state flag.



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