The Croatian red and white checkers went truly global at the 2018 World Cup, but how much do you know about the Croatian flag? there is MUCH more to it than meets the eye.
- What does the flag of Croatia look like?
- What does the flag represent?
- The red and white chequers
- What animal is on the Croatian flag?
- The shield (grb) on the flag explained
- Where to buy a Croatian flag?
- How do I get a Croatian flag tattoo?
- Learn how to draw the flag of Croatia?
- How to make the Croatian flag in Minecraft?
- Where to download the Croatian flag emoji?
- Of flags and memes
- Historical flags of Croatia
- Other official flags of Croatia
Although the flag has changed many times over the last 170 years, the three colours of red, white and blue have remained fairly constant. The red-white-blue tricolour has been used as the Croatian flag since 1848, and the pan-Slavic colours are widely associated with romantic nationalism. The current version has a chequered shield (grb) in the middle.
The current flag represents the unity of Croatia, with the five historical regions of Croatia represented in the smaller shields above the chequers. The six-pointed star over a silver crescent moon on a blue shield is the oldest known symbol representing Croatia.
The red and white chequers of the Croatian flag became an international phenomenon in 2018 during the soccer World Cup. Croatian red-and-white chequered national team kit was recognized as outstanding even before that, since the 1998 and the national team’s success in France, when the team won the bronze. However, as their heroes went all the way to the final in Moscow in 2018, the Croatian fans won the hearts and minds of the entire world.
The chequers are an integral part of the flag, with 25 red and white squares forming the base of the shield. According to law, the top left must be red, which is not an easy subject for most Croatians, and is a throwback to the unfortunate events taking place in Croatia during the World War II and right after it.
There are three types of animal on the Croatian flag. Three leopards in the crest of Dalmatia, a goat in Istria, and a marten for Slavonia. The Croatian word for marten is ‘kuna’, the currency of Croatia.
The shield is in the red and white checks of Croatia. Above is a crown made of shields of its various regions. From left to right they are the ancient arms of Croatia, Dubrovnik, Dalmatia, Istria and Slavonia.
Patriotic Croatis love their tattoos, and the Croatian flag tattoo is among the popular choices. Check out the fascinating history of Croatian tattoos in the video above.
Learn how to draw the flag of Croatia?
Looking to learn how to draw the Croatian flag? Look no further.
A sign of the times. One of the most popular searches for the Croatian flag is how to make is as a banner in Minecraft.
The Croatian flag emoji is growing in popularity. Where to download it, and how will it look on each device? A video explanation.
The flag has long been associated with the world of memes. Here are a couple of the ore polite ones – for more, click here.
The Croatian flag has changed many times over the years. A chronological flag tour from 1848 until the present day. (Source Wikipedia)