AZERBAIJAN, Qaracamirli School, #2

2 Dec

 

We welcome this Shekil (meaning picture in Azeri)  from The Qaracamirli School #2 to represent young people from Azerbaijan.  Thank you very much to young Artist Sanan whose slogan  in English means,

” We want Peace because we do not want there to be war,we want everyone to live comfortably.” 

Special thanks also to Reed Koenig who is a teacher working in this Azerbaijani village, for coordinating the project for Azerbaijan.

The flag of Azerbaijan was officially adopted on February 5, 1991.

After gaining its independence from the former Soviet Union in 1991, this flag, dating back to 1920, was hoisted for all to see. It features three equal horizontal bands of blue, red, and green. A crescent and eight-pointed star, symbols of Islam, are centered in the red band. The country had a long alliance with Turkey, and the blue color has long been associated with the Turkic peoples. Green is said to symbolize the strong European influences on local culture.

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