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NEWS AND EVENTS
November 18, 2004
18 NOVEMBER IS UZBEKISTAN STATE FLAG ADOPTION DAY
On 18 November 1991, President Islam Karimov signed the Law on State Flag of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

The issue of adoption of state symbols of the country was discussed on the President?s initiative at the Parliament session in March 1990. The Declaration of Independence, adopted on 20 June of the same year, included the issue of approval of state symbols of Uzbekistan.

Each colour and symbol of the flag reflects centuries-old traditions and national values of the Uzbek people.

Blue has been traditionally considered the colour of strength and power, peace, equality, purity and wisdom.

White symbolises honesty and prosperity, as well as openheartedness of the Uzbek people.

Green colour is the symbol and youth and renewal. Two red stripes are a reflection of the living force and eternity.

White crescent and 12 starts symbolise freedom, stability and belief in the future.


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