The Flag of Czechia

The flag of Czechia, also known as the Czech Republic, consists of two equal horizontal bands of white (top) and red with a blue triangle extending from the hoist side. The combination of these colors and shapes creates a distinctive and easily recognizable national symbol.

The Flag of Czechia

History

The flag of Czechia was first adopted in 1920, following the country's establishment after the dissolution of Austria-Hungary. The colors white, red, and blue were chosen to represent the traditional Pan-Slavic colors, symbolizing Slavic heritage and unity. Initially, the flag was identical to the flag of Poland, due to both nations sharing a similar historical background and colors. However, to avoid confusion and create a unique symbol, the blue triangle was added. The flag was banned during the Nazi occupation and again in 1955 by the communist regime, but it was re-adopted after the fall of communism in 1990, following the Velvet Revolution. It continued to be the flag of the Czech Republic after Czechoslovakia split into the Czech Republic and Slovakia in 1993.