Last modified: 2008-08-30 by alex danes
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The flag of the Székely National Council can be found at
It is a banner of arms, based on a blue shield, with a gold central horizontal
stripe, and an 8-pointed gold star and white crescent in the upper hoist.
Szekelys are ethnic Hungarians who live in the center of Romania in Harghita, Kovászna, and Maros counties.
The Székelyföld (Szekely Land) contains all of Hargita and Kovászna counties and the southern part of Maros / Mures county.
Molnár István, 1 December 2005
image by Brian Ellis, 22 February 2008
While I was perusing a Yahoo! News image gallery, I came across a photo of a
Szekler man in Romania holding the Szekler flag. The fabric appears to be
metallic so that explains the colors unusual hues (light blue, brown, silver),
but I have rendered them in blue, yellow and white.
Brian Ellis, 22 February 2008
Concerning the flag's symbolism, the crescent and star do not denote any
historical association with Islam. The Szeklers are mostly Roman Catholic or
Protestant. According to the Székely article at Wikipedia "The Sun and Moon are
the symbols of the Székely, as can also be seen in the coat of arms of
Transylvania and on the Romanian national coat of arms. The Sun and Moon symbols
represented proto-Hungarian gods, but after the Hungarians became Christians in
the eleventh century, their importance became purely visual and symbolic. Their
religious significance was lost."
Ned Smith, 23 February 2008
image by Alex Danes, 3 May 2008
Colors are: or (255-204-51), argent (255-255-255) and light blue
(51-153-255). The star and crescent are vertically centered in each blue
- Proportions of the flag: 2:3
- Proportions of the stripes: 40 : 20 : 40
- Width of the star and crescent: about 20% of the flag's width
- Distance of the star and crescent from hoist: about 20% of the flag's width
Alex Danes, 3 May 2008