The Symbol Colors Of The Estonian Flag—We Have Been Slaves

estonian flaggolden oriole

The Golden Oriole sings according to the legends: ” Peeo-leeo, kas veel Tiit on teeol”

Roughly translated the Oriole asks if Tiit is still on the fields doing slavery work.




The flag was created by Aleksander Mõtus. The colors of the flag are said to symbolize:

  • Blue- the color of faith, loyalty and devotion, the blue sky, sea and lakes of Estonia
  • Black- tragic past of Estonian nation, the traditionally black jacket of the Estonian peasant during past times
  • White- the striving towards enlightenment and virtue. White is also the color of birch bark and snow, and summer nights illuminated by the midnight sun.

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