Georgia celebrating National Flag Day

Georgia celebrating National Flag Day

Today Georgia is marking National Flag Day. The current national symbol of Georgia is also known as the Five Cross Flag.

A  flag-raising ceremony took place on the premises of the 4th Infantry Brigade in Vaziani. Georgian flags were raised on the premises of the Ministry of Defence of Georgia and on all military bases of the Defence Forces, as well as the Ministry of Internal Affairs and its departments.

State flags are displayed at various cultural monuments and administrative buildings of the municipalities throughout regions of Georgia.

The current national flag was adopted by Parliament on January 14, 2004. The flag was used by the Georgian patriotic movement following the country's independence from the Soviet Union in 1991. Since 2012 January 14 has been celebrated as State Flag Day.