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100 years of Czech flag.

The Czech flag will celebrate 100 years on March 30, 2020.

From 1920 to 1992 the same flag was used as a symbol of Czechoslovak statehood, including the time of Nazi occupation. Until the enactment of the flag of the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia, it was used by the occupation and protectorate authorities. From 13 March 1990 to 31 December 1992, the Czech Republic had a white-red flag. The original flag of the Czech Republic (two-color) was introduced by the Czech National Council with effect from the date of its announcement on March 13, 1990. a blue wedge inserted in the middle of the flag. This form was invented by the civil servant Jaroslav Kursa. According to vexillologist Aleš Brožek, when designing the Czechoslovak flag, it was considered to place 5 stars on it, which would represent the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Moravia, Silesia and Carpathian Ruthenia. According to world experts, the flag is unique and can not be confused with another and in color. Colors do not represent bloodshed, purity and the sky, as people often believe. White and red are the colors of the Czech kingdom and blue is added as the Slavic color. The designs of flags from the 20th century were different. For example, the President of the Czech Republic, Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk, also criticized the Blue Wedge.