Meaning of the Flag
The national flag of Kazakhstan holds significant cultural meaning. One of the standout features of this nation’s flag is the sun with 32 rays that sits above an eagle. The sun is a symbol of wealth and plenitude, as well as its importance as a source of energy and life. The rays of the sun are grain-shaped because of the nation’s abundance and prosperity. The eagle has long held a place in the history of Kazakh tribes, and it is used on the national flag to symbolize power, freedom and the future of the nation. The flag also features the “koshkarmuiz” ornamental pattern along the hoist side. The colors used symbolize ethnic and cultural unity among the people of the nation, as well as nature (the sky and water.)
Colors of the Flag
The flag of Kazakhstan features a sky blue background that represents the sky and water. The color is also important to the Turkic people and is used as a symbol of unity. The eagle, sun and ornamental pattern are all god in color.
History of the Flag
One of the original flags of this nation was the flag of the Alash Autonomy, which featured a red field with a yellow crescent moon and star. When the nation went into control of the Soviet Socialist Republic, a flag featuring the soviet symbol was adopted. This version from 1937 was modified in 1940. The second version was used through 1953. The flag was again changed in 1953 and was in use through the independence of the nation in 1992. After Kazakhstan gained its independence, it adopted the flag that it currently in use today. This flag was officially adopted on June 4, 1992.
The current flag was designed by Shaken Niyazbekov.
The gold and blue colors used in the modern flag were adopted from the former Soviet flag used by the nation.