The national flag of Serbia is tricolor with Pan-Slavic colors representing freedom and revolutionary ideals, is composed of three equal horizontal bands, red at the top, blue at the center and white at the bottom.
Serbia Flag Meaning
Story takes different meanings according to the versions: the first one says that the approval was granted, but that the delegation forgot how the colors were arranged; The second says that the approval was not granted and the Serbs used the inverted Russian flag to annoy the Russians.
In unofficial use, the flag often has the Serbian shield or only its main symbol, the Serbia cross.
Serbia Flag History
The Serbian national flag is actually the Russian flag inverted. Before the first Serbian uprising against the Turks, a delegation from Serbia went to Russia for help. This was granted, and the delegation wanted to show their recognition by asking them to use the Russian flag as Serbia’s military banner in battles.
It was the flag of Serbia throughout its history, and is the ethnic flag of the Serbian people . The current form of the flag was officially adopted on November 11, 2010 .
The flag of Serbia, is composed by the traditional pan-Slavic tricolor of the red, blue and white stripes . However, the sequence of colors is reversed in comparison with the other Slavic flags.
Moreover, on the left side of the flag, there is a national coat of arms, which represents a white two-headed eagle holding a red shield placed on the red background . Above the head of the eagle is a crown inspired by the crown of the tsars of Serbia. The Serbs apparently intended to take over the Russian flag as a sign of gratitude for their assistance in the war .