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Székely National Council, Romania

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Description of the flag

The flag of the Székely National Council can be found at It is a banner of arms, based on a blue shield, with a gold central horizontal stripe, and an 8-pointed gold star and white crescent in the upper hoist.

Szekelys are ethnic Hungarians who live in the center of Romania in Harghita, Kovászna, and Maros counties.

The Székelyföld (Szekely Land) contains all of Hargita and Kovászna counties and the southern part of Maros / Mures county.

Molnár István, 1 December 2005

Variant renditions of the flag

[Szeklers flag] image by Brian Ellis, 22 February 2008

While I was perusing a Yahoo! News image gallery, I came across a photo of a Szekler man in Romania holding the Szekler flag. The fabric appears to be metallic so that explains the colors unusual hues (light blue, brown, silver), but I have rendered them in blue, yellow and white.
Brian Ellis, 22 February 2008

Concerning the flag's symbolism, the crescent and star do not denote any historical association with Islam. The Szeklers are mostly Roman Catholic or Protestant. According to the Székely article at Wikipedia "The Sun and Moon are the symbols of the Székely, as can also be seen in the coat of arms of Transylvania and on the Romanian national coat of arms. The Sun and Moon symbols represented proto-Hungarian gods, but after the Hungarians became Christians in the eleventh century, their importance became purely visual and symbolic. Their religious significance was lost."
Ned Smith, 23 February 2008

[Szeklers flag] image by Alex Danes, 3 May 2008

Colors are: or (255-204-51), argent (255-255-255) and light blue (51-153-255). The star and crescent are vertically centered in each blue

Approximate dimensions:
- Proportions of the flag: 2:3
- Proportions of the stripes: 40 : 20 : 40
- Width of the star and crescent: about 20% of the flag's width
- Distance of the star and crescent from hoist: about 20% of the flag's width

Alex Danes, 3 May 2008

I found here a different Szekely flag. It's a black and red flag, instead of blue and yellow. The source presents several other flags, including the blue and yellow Szekely flag.
Aleksandar Nemet, 20 July 2009