Madagascar Coat of Arms
The name of this island nation wasIt is well known in the Slavic countries after the smash hit by Elena Vaenga. In the song, the singer wanted each and every one of the sun even more brilliant than on the island. If you look at the coat of arms of Madagascar, it is possible to note the symbolic presence of the chief of the heavenly body.
In fact, the official name of the mainMadagascar characters - "emblem" and not accustomed to many the word "coat of arms". Although its meaning remains the same. The emblem of the state there are various elements:
- a schematic representation of the island of Madagascar with two small islands that are part of the state;
- zebu head;
- green and red beams arranged around a white disc;
The color palette of the country's coat of arms is quiteinteresting because with a mix of green and red flowers. It is quite rare in the world heraldic practice. Thus on Madagascar emblem combination it looks harmonious.
The very emblem is a yellow (golden)disk in red shows the island, the sun's rays, the head of zebu, paved area, stretches to the horizon. Green color painted symbolic rays and ears.
The current emblem of Madagascar is enoughyoung, since it was approved in 1992, when the socialist regime collapsed in the country. Part of the state commitment to democracy and expressed in the motto, written on a poster, which can be translated as "Fatherland, freedom, progress."
Central to the logo takes on Madagascarzebu head. This interesting animal lives in many countries of Asia and Africa, but the most favorite names Madagascans. The symbolic image of the animal's head is present in the coats of arms of Botswana and Niger.
it is considered sacred in Madagascar. As a joke the locals, the Zebu number now exceeds the number of indigenous people in the country. When islander care in the world other zebu is sacrificed to the deceased "starved" in the way and was adopted earlier pochivshimi ancestors.
While zebu and is considered a sacred animal ininhabitants of the islands, they are to it without a special reverence. Zebu meat is eaten, the animal itself often becomes the object of sacrifice. In the sacred rituals using zebu as an offering to the ancestors, the people trying to communicate with them, to look for answers to the burning questions of life.