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Palace of the President of Georgia Hosted the Event of the National Flag Day

The celebration of the National Flag Day has been ended with an official reception at the Palace of the President of Georgia today. The event was hosted by the President of Georgia H.E. Giorgi Margvelashvili and the First lady Mrs. Maka Chichua. The representatives of Georgian government, legislative and judicial branches, as well as the members of the State Council of Heraldry were attending the reception.    
 
The medieval (XIV-XVI centuries) nautical maps represented by the State Council of Heraldry of the Parliament of Georgia were exhibited at the ceremonial reception. The historical five-cross flags were symbolizing Georgia in the presented nautical maps.
 
Georgian new five-cross flag was declared as Georgian State Flag on January 14, 2004, with the adoption of the organic law on “Georgian National Flag” by the Parliament of Georgia. The day of adoption of this law, January 14, was declared as the State Flag Day. However, the State Flag Day since the adoption of the law, was celebrated only once in 2012.
 
Georgian state flag with the five-cross is a symbolic composition of Christ and four apostles. By the initiative of the President of Georgia, the Day of Flag was celebrated in the regions of Georgia as well.
 
The Original of the State Flag has been made especially for this day and will be saved together with the Original State Emblem in the Palace of the President of Georgia at the special assigned place.
 
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