Mer hayrenik‘, Azat Ankakh,
Vor aprel eh tareh tar,
Yoor vorik‘e ard kanchum eh
Azat, Ankakh Hayastan.
Aha‘, yeghpayr, kez mi drosh, Vor im dzerkov gortsetsi,
Gishernere yes koon cheghah, Artasukov lvatsi.
Nayir nran yerek guynov,
Nvirakan mer nshan,
Togh poghpoghi t‘shnamu dem, Togh misht pandsah Hayastan.
Amenayn tegh mah‘e mi eh,
Mard mi angam pit merni,
Bayts yerani ovr yur azgi
Azatutyan k‘e zohvi.
|Flag History||The red represents the blodd shed in the struggle for national existence. The blue is for the skies, hope and the unchanging character of the land. The orange represents the courage of the people.|
|Flag Date of Adoption||24 August 1990|
has three equal horizontal bands of red (top), blue, and orange
There are many interpertations on the meanings of the colors, but a widely accepted one is that the red symbolizes the blood spilt by Armenians in defense of their country, orange symbolizes the fertile soil of the nation, and blue is for the sky. The flag was originally the official flag of the nation during it's short independence after World War I, and was brought back after Armenia broke away from the Soviet Union.