The Flag of Georgia

The flag of Georgia, also known as the Five Cross Flag, features a white field with a large red cross that extends to the edges of the flag, intersected by four smaller red Bolnur-Katskhuri crosses in each quadrant. This design symbolizes the Christian faith and is a prominent representation of Georgia's historical and cultural identity.

The Flag of Georgia

History

The current flag of Georgia was adopted on January 14, 2004, but its origins trace back to the medieval Georgian kingdom, specifically the reign of King Giorgi V in the 14th century. The Five Cross Flag fell out of use as Georgia came under the influence and rule of various empires over the centuries. Its revival and adoption in the early 21st century followed a period of national renaissance and a desire to restore symbols of Georgia's historical sovereignty and Christian heritage. The flag's adoption was part of broader efforts to foster national unity and pride amidst the challenges facing the post-Soviet state.