State Symbols

The National Flag

uzbek_flagThe national flag was approved by the Extraordinary 8th Session of the Supreme Council of the Republic of Uzbekistan on November 18, 1991.

The flag of the Republic of Uzbekistan consists of blue, white and green stripes, separated by two narrow red stripes. A crescent and three rows of twelve stars are situated on the left side of the upper blue stripe.

The blue color symbolizes the sky and water as the principle sources of life. The National flag of Amir Timur was also blue in color. The white stripe is the traditional symbol of peace and of moral and spiritual purity. The green stripe symbolizes nature, the new epoch and abundance in the countries where the majority of the population is Islamic. Besides that, this is in harmony with the modern movement of Greenpeace, which protects nature. The red separating stripes symbolize the current of vital energy in any living body and also connect our pure and noble thoughts with the sky and the earth. The crescent of the new moon, along with its traditional historical symbolism, is at the same time a symbol of the birth of republic’s independence. The symbolism of twelve stars is connected historically with the solar calendar year, which begins from Navruz and embodies the twelve principles laying in the foundation of state management.

uzbek_state_emblemThe State Emblem

The state emblem of the Republic of Uzbekistan was approved by the 10th Session of the Supreme Council of the Republic of Uzbekistan on July 2, 1992. The state emblem of the Republic of Uzbekistan actually absorbed the centuries-old experiences of the Uzbek people. It reflects a blossoming valley and a shining sun. The right side of the valley is set off with wheat and to the left with a cotton plant garland. The octagonal star, symbolizing the unity of the Republic, crowns the state emblem. The holy Muslim symbols of the crescent and the star are placed inside the star. In the center of the emblem there is the holy bird, Khumo, with its spread wings symbolizing magnanimity, nobility and service. These symbols reflect the long way of the Uzbek people towards peace, stability, happiness, wealth and prosperity. A little frame with the inscription “Uzbekistan” is placed in the lower part of the state emblem.

The National Anthem

The State Anthem of the Republic of Uzbekistan was approved by the 11th Session of the Supreme Council of the Republic of Uzbekistan at the 12th convocation on December 10, 1992. The lyrics are by Abdulla Aripov and the music by Mutal Bourkhanov.

Uzbek text of the National Anthem of the Republic of Uzbekistan

Serquyosh , hur o’lkam, elga bakht najot

Sen o’zing dostlarga yo’ldosh, mehribon!

Yashnagay to abad ilmu-fan, ijod,

Shukhrating porlasin toki bor jahon!

Refrain:

Oltin bu vodiylar – jon O’zbekiston,

Ajdodlar mardona ruhi senga yor!

Ulug’ khalq qudrati jo’sh urgan zamon,

Olamni mahliyo aylagan diyor!

Bag’ri keng o’zbekning o’chmas iymoni.

Erkin, yosh avlodlar senga zo’r qanot!

Istiqlol mash’ ali, tinchlik posboni,

Haqsevar ona yurt, mangu bo’l obod!

Refrain:

Oltin bu vodiylar – jon O’zbekiston,

Ajdodlar mardona ruhi senga yor!

Ulug’ khalq qudrati jo’sh urgan zamon,

Olamni mahliyo aylagan diyor!

English text of the National Anthem of the Republic of Uzbekistan

My country, sunny and free, salvation to your people,

You are a warmhearted companion to the friends

Flourish eternally with knowledge and inventions,

May your fame shine as long as the world exists!

Refrain:

These golden valleys-dear Uzbekistan,

Manly spirit of ancestors in companion to you!

When the great power of people became exuberant

You are the country that amazes the world!

Belief of generous Uzbek does not die out,

Free, young children are a strong wing for you!

The torch of independence, guardian of peace,

Just motherland be eternally prosperous!

Refrain:

These golden valleys-dear Uzbekistan,

Manly spirit of ancestors in companion to you!

When the great power of people became exuberant

You are the country that amazes the world!

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