We offer a huge selection of movie, game or sports posters of all sizes as well as wide range of original gifts for true fans of Star Wars, Harry Potter, comics or the whole Warner Bros family. We know that mugs, figurines, puzzles and clothes are the best gift for everyone, regardless of age or interest. But if you are a fan of interior design, then you are in the right place too! On a daily basis we print wall murals, illustrations, photographs and art reproductions and send them to more than 25 countries to keep our customers happy. When Poland was behind the Iron Curtain, its symbols and emblems all remained unchanged. This is quite unusual, as many other communist countries had their flags modified to include a red star or a hammer and sickle.

Its colours were taken from the duchy’s coat of arms which consisted of the Prussian Black Eagle with an inescutcheon of the Polish White Eagle. With Germany’s increasingly anti-Polish policy and a rising identification of white and red as Polish national colours, the red-and-white flag of Posen was replaced in 1886 with a white-black-white horizontal triband. In Polish heraldry, the tincture of the charge has priority in relation to the tincture of the field.

In the case of Polish national colours, white, the colour of the White Eagle, should always be placed in a more honorable position than red, the colour of the field of the Polish coat of arms. In the most usual, horizontal alignment, this means that the white stripe is placed above the red one. If the alignment is vertical, the white stripe should be on the left from the onlooker’s point of view.

The plain white-red bicolour of Poland was unaltered during the years of communist rule. A closeup of the red and white flag of Poland flying in a stiff wind. This flag is a variant of the usual red and white Poland flag with the national coat of arms in the middle of the white stripe. Browse 6,461 polish flag stock photos and images available, or search for polish flag vector or polish flag icon to find more great stock photos and pictures. Special state service flags are used by state-employed civil special-purpose ships while on duty. These flags all follow the same basic design; a white flag with a horizontal stripe whose width is 1/5 of the flag’s width.

The flag is flown continuously on the buildings of the highest national authorities, such as the parliament and the presidential palace. Other institutions and many Polish people fly the national flag on national holidays and other special occasions of national significance. Current Polish law does not restrict the use of the national flag without the coat of arms, as long as the flag is not disrespected.

During a pope’s visit, the national flag is usually flown together with yellow and white Church flags, and white and blue Marian flags. It is uncommon to fly the national flag on personal occasions, such as birthdays or weddings. The National Cockade Act of 1831 did not specify the shade of red, for which it was criticised by Joachim Lelewel, nor did the Coat of Arms and National Colours Act of 1919. The shade of red was first legally specified by a presidential decree of 13 December 1927 which stipulated that the official shade was vermilion.

The custom came to Poland from Saxony during the reign of Augustus II (r. 1697–1733), King of Poland and Elector of Saxony. During that time, the cockade worn by the Polish military had, like in Saxony, the form of a white silk ribbon with a knot in the middle. It was later replaced with a circular white cockade wrinkled toward the center, patterned after the cockade of the Kingdom of France.

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