South Korea is an original country located on the Korean peninsula. All its state symbols bear a great historical meaning, telling about the history

South Korea: flag

Official symbols

The state arms and the flag of Korea reflectnational ideas and culture. The first was approved in 1963 and is a traditional Korean symbol, surrounded by five petals and a ribbon with the name of the country, written in Hangul. The petals are associated with the national color of Korea, the rose of Sharon. The second symbol, which is represented by South Korea, the flag of the country, is made in white. In its center is the emblem, expressing the relation of Taoism to the Universe. Two opposite principles, "yang" and "yin," unite and interact. Such a synthesis is called in the Korean "tagyk", so the flag is called "Taegykki". State symbols seem most to something that goes without saying, but Koreans have found their standard quite recently. It was created only in the late nineteenth century, in 1882. The South Korean flag is due to the diplomat Pak Yong Hyun, who created his sketch. Only in 1948 on its basis was approved the official

Flag of South Korea
state symbol.

The meaning of the South Korean flag

The cloth is filled with meaning, gleaned fromthe philosophy of Taoism, which was once adhered to by South Korea. The flag is made of white cloth, this shade is considered to be the national symbol of the country. The use of black color is designed to express such Korean features as vigilance, chastity, fortitude and justice. The central figure, the "yin-yang" sign, is depicted with a blue lower part and a red upper, these parts resemble Korean fish. Opposite in color and in the spirit of "fish" are in eternal confrontation, providing harmony and movement of life. On the diagonal from the central sign are four trigrams of black color. Solid strips symbolize the masculine "yang", and openly express the feminine "yin". Each trigram has a separate meaning, describing the directions of the world, the elements and seasons. If we decipher the trigrams clockwise, starting from the upper left corner, the following values ​​are obtained: the first means south, sky, air, summer,

Coat of arms and the flag of Korea
the second indicates the west, the moon, the water and the autumn, the third speaks of the north, the planet, the winter and the earth, the fourth signifies the east, the sun, the fire and the spring.

Other government symbols

What first of all uses for allocationamong other countries, South Korea is a flag. But both the coat of arms and the anthem of the state are of great importance to the Koreans. The national emblem is directly related to the image used on the flag, because in its center is also located the red-blue "taeguk" pattern. The use of an ancient philosophical symbol in such national signs indicates that the connection with the past is very important for the present. Whatever happens in the economic and political life, in spirit it's still the same South Korea. The flag and the coat of arms clearly express this idea of ​​continuity. The hymn also corresponds to it. Initially, the former folk song was transformed by composer An Ik The and transferred to music. Four quatrains tell of the desire for freedom and independence.

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