Flag of Greece
    Greece Flag
    Greece flag
    Nicknames Γαλανόλευκη
    ('Blue and White')
    ('Azure and White')
    Adopted December 22, 1978
    Flag day October 27
    Proportion 2:3
    Use National flag and ensign
    Greece Flag
    The national flag of Greece has nine equal horizontal stripes of blue alternating with white with a blue square bearing a white cross appears in the upper hoist-side corner.
    Greece Flag - symbolism
    Greece Flag symbolism - meaning
    Blue: stands for sky and sea and symbolizes limitless opportunities
    White: represents clouds in the sky and waves in the sea and symbolizes perpetual progress
    Cross: symbolizes Greek Orthodox Church, the established religion of Greece
    nine stripes: represent the nine syllables in the battle cry of Greek independence during the Hellenic Revolution against the Ottoman Empire, "Ελευθερία ή Θάνατος" ("Freedom or Death")
    Greece Flag Information
    Greece Flag - Νational flag days
    Raising the flag from 8am until sunset on national holidays is mandatory. For national holidays, this applies country-wide, but on local ones it only applies to those areas where the said holiday is being celebrated. Additionally, the flag may also be flown on days of national mourning, half-mast. The Minister of the Interior has the authority to proclaim flag days if they are not already proclaimed, and proclaiming regional flag days is vested with the elected head of each regional unit
    Νational Flag day Reason
    25th of March
    (25 March)
    Anniversary of the traditional start date for the Greek War of Independence.
    Ochi Day
    (28 October)
    Anniversary of the refusal to accept the Italian ultimatum in 1940
    Polytechnic Day
    (17 November)
    Anniversary of the Athens Polytechnic uprising against the military junta
    Greece Flag Image
    Greece Flag Image
    Flag of the President of Greece
    Flag of the President of Greece

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    Greece flag Protocol
    Greece Flag display rules
     When displayed at the Presidential Palace, the Hellenic Parliament, the ministries, embassies and consulates of Greece, schools, military camps, and public and private ships as well as the navy, the flag must:
     Fly from 8 AM until sunset,
     Be displayed on a white mast topped with a white cross on top of a white sphere
     Not be torn or damaged in any way. If the flag is damaged, it should be burned in a respectful manner.

     The flag can be displayed by civilians on days specified by the ministry of internal affairs, as well as in sporting events and other occasions of the sort.
     When displayed vertically, the canton must be on the left side of the flag from the point of view of the spectator.
     When placed on top of a coffin, the canton must always be on the right of the person's head.
     The flag should never be:
     Defaced by means of writing or superimposing any kind of image/symbol upon it
     Used to cover a statue. In that case, cloth in the national colours must be used
     Hung from windows or balconies without the use of a mast

     Used for commercial purposes

     Used as a logo for any corporation or organization, even at different proportions