Serbian flag declared ‘the most beautiful in the world’ by Ranker

In a poll conducted on the Ranker website, with over a million people participating, the Serbian flag was declared the most beautiful in the world, ahead of the flags of Tibet, Montenegro, Turkey and the former Socialist Federal Republic of Jugoslavia (SFRJ).

Among the top 10 places are also the flags of New Zealand, the Kingdom of Yugoslavia, Kazakhstan, the French territories of St. Pierre and Miquelon and Argentina.

The flag of Kosovo is in 221st place, while the flag of Albania is 123rd. Croatia ranks 15th, North Macedonia 18th and Bosnia and Herzegovina 22nd.

Heraldry expert Hadzi Nenad Jovanovic says that the Serbian flag was first mentioned during the first Serbian coronation of King Mihajlo Vojislavljevic, who received the crown from Pope Gregory VII. “Along with the crown, the king also received a flag that is said to be the flag of St. Peter. This is the first flag that can be associated with Serbia,” he says.

He points out that the apocryphal coats of arms of the Nemanjić family have a double-headed eagle and that they had the right to wear a double-headed eagle on their royal robes, in different colors, in line with the royal hierarchy.

“The double-headed eagle was first documented on the Serbian coat of arms at the time of Despot Stefan Lazarević, the first master of Belgrade, who made Belgrade the capital of Serbia. The double-headed eagle had been used before, but this was the first time it was used as part of the coat of arms of Serbia in the correct heraldic sense,” Jovanovic added.

(Vesti Online, 27.03.2022)

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