Interesting Fact: An Official Rainbow Flag in Armenian History

The Rainbow Flag of Armenia. Designed and proposed by Martiros Saryan

The Rainbow Flag of Armenia. Designed and proposed by Martiros Saryan

A controversial historical fact remains a big discussion for Armenians. A rainbow flag was proposed by Martiros Saryan in 1919 and it was used for a short time.

A piece appeared on the website of the Public TV Company of Armenia, titled “The Creation Story of the 3 symbols of the First Republic”.

Here we can find some details about the controversial topic: “For the first time the Armenian tricolor was raised on August 1, 1918. The red-blue-yellow poster was waved during the day of the National Assembly opening. The red, blue and yellow were the colors of military units. Afterward the yellow was decided to change, because the combination of red, blue and orange was considered to be more eye-pleasing. Artist Martiros Saryan had proposed other versions as well, one of which was a flag with colors of the rainbow. He wrote, “There are many tricolors, multi-colored flag would be more suitable for us, because we are an Oriental nation.”

Different type of flags which were used by Armenians. Source: https://www.reddit.com/r/armenia/comments/4rxo1n/can_someone_translate_this_for_me_i_am_only/

Different type of flags which were used by Armenians.
Source: https://www.reddit.com/r/armenia/comments/4rxo1n/can_someone_translate_this_for_me_i_am_only/

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