Fiji Coat of Arms
The current coat of arms used by the state to Fiji1908, and this despite the fact that a century is radically changed the form of government from a monarchy that lasted for almost a hundred years, from 1870 to 1971, before the republic. At the same time, being a republic, the country has changed several names, among them - Fiji, the Sovereign Democratic Republic of Fiji, the Republic of the Fiji Islands.
But it remains the main official symbolinviolable. It reflects the historical background of exotic islands, located in the South Pacific, and the realities of modern, natural symbols and heraldic symbols.
Exotic faraway islands
Any European detail considered the emblem of Fiji will be able to learn a lot about how people lived on the islands before, and what they are doing right now. The main details of the country's main emblems are:
- Supporters of indigenous people;
- a shield divided into fields with important elements;
- canoes and torse, crowning the composition;
- the motto of the country inherited from the past.
Supporters advocate armed Fijianwarriors dressed in traditional outfits. The one that takes a position on the left, armed with a spear, his partner - club. There is one more nuance - is one of the soldiers from the front, the second - in the profile.
Golf Shield - Silver color with the imagescarlet St. Andrew's Cross, in its upper part located heraldic lion holding in the paws of the cocoa fruit. Below, in the white (silver) fields take place important elements: three stems of sugar cane, bananas, bunch, white dove, coconut palm.
The inscription on the tape is made to the Fijian language, it requires the fear of God and honor the Queen. The last part is a bit strange, because since 1970, Fiji is a republic.
Leo - a classic heraldic symbol,Quite often in the modern coat of arms of the different countries. More often than not he was armed with an ax, ax, halberd, unlike the logos of Fiji, where his legs quite peaceable fruit - cocoa. This plant, along with bananas and sugar cane is an important crop on the islands. That is why the culture found a place on the emblem.
Another symbol of peaceful and creative life -a snow-white dove holding an olive branch in the key. In this incarnation, he acts as a messenger of peace, and not only on the arms of Fiji, but the main emblems of Guinea, Tonga, Cyprus.