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Association of the Friends of the Csangos (Italy)

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[Csangos flag] submitted by Mikhail Revnivtsev, 21 May 2005. Source:

On is the flag of the Association of the Friends of the Csangos. The Csangos are the Hungarian minority in Romania. This link was found by Ilmars Bite (Riga, Latvia).
Mikhail Revnivtsev, 21 May 2005

The flag shown above is the flag of the Association of the Friends of the Csangos in Italy.  On it is the sculpture of Saint Mary in Csíksomlyó - the place of the Great Hungarian Pentecostal Festival. The colours red, white and green relate to the Hungarian national colours. The Csángós are a religious and national minority. They are appr. 300 000 Roman Catholic in Moldova (Romania), and appr. 80 000 have known their ancestor's language: Hungarian.

More about the Csángós can be found at:

István Molnár, 13 January 2006

Csangos in Cleja

[Csangos flag] reverse submitted by Varpho, 2 September 2010.

In a cultural center in Klézse village (Romanian: Cleja) I've seen a flag and was told it is the flag of Csángó people. They are Hungarian speaking minority in Moldova (a region of Romania).
The flag is white, with a red rectangle near the hoist and with rows of red and green triangles alongside three sides of the flag (upper, lower and fly). The rectangle is displayed vertically, it's hollow and horizontally divided. Its both diagonals are shown and a small solid dot is displayed in its center. The flag's hoist is to the observer's right and near the hoist the logos of four organizations are shown:

  • Csikfalusi Csángó Rádió
  • Szent István Egyesület
  • Asociaţia Culturală Phoenix Faraoani
  • Fundaţia Siret Cleja / Szeret Klézse Alapítvány.

The rectangle symbolizes metal parts of a traditional Csángó gate. I was told that it's also connected to the Old Hungarian (Rovás) Script letters "B" and "TY". Since to every letter of this alphabet a traditional meaning is usually attached, the symbol is supposedly to be read "Bél, father of all". The red and green triangles are referring to the red-white-green flag of Hungary. This Csango flag reminds me a little bit of the flag of Aromanian people: here

[Csangos flag] reverse adapted by Alex Danes, 2 September 2010.

The flag was displayed alongside with the flag of Hungary, the flag of Europe and the flag showing logo of the Szeret Klézse Fundation (shown above).

Varpho, 2 September 2010