Where does come from?
The flag for the Czech Republic features a white horizontal band with a red horizontal band beneath it and a blue triangle to the left.
The red and white colors of the flag are a reference to the 12th century coat of arms of the Duchy of Bohemia, which showed a white crowned lion on a red shield. The former country of Czechoslovakia, created in 1918, used these colors in a flag that was identical to the Polish flag. In 1920, the current version of the flag, with a blue wedge added to represent Slovakia, was adopted.
The flag had a turbulent history after that. Czechoslovakia was invaded by the Nazis during World War II, who instated their own flag from 1939–45. During the Velvet Revolution of the early 1990s, the Czech flag was dropped for the older version sans blue wedge. In 1993, Czechoslovakia became two countries—the Czech Republic (Czechia) and Slovakia. The Czech Republic adopted the blue wedge flag, claiming the blue now represented the state of Moravia.
The flag for the Czech Republic was added to Unicode’s Emoji 1.0 set in 2015. On some platforms, like Apple, it appears as its slightly waving. The emoji may display as the letters CZ, the Czech Republic‘s country code, on older platforms.
Who uses ?
The Czech Republic, especially its beautiful and historic capital city of Prague, is a popular tourist destination. There are over 8.4 million international visitors to Prague every year—and these visitors take lots of pictures captioned with the flag for Czech Republic emoji.
— Monika Chlumská (@MonChlumska) July 2, 2018
Btw Prague is wonderful. 🇨🇿❤ pic.twitter.com/rT9cMAKWBx
— Will Leverett (@312Will) July 6, 2018
Czech cultural products, especially its world-famous pilsner beer, also get tagged with the flag for Czech Republic emoji. Na zdraví! But don’t worry, Franz Kafka: You and your “metamorphic” glory get plenty of flag for Czech Republic love, too.
a half litre of delicious Czech pilsner is 60 Kč or $2.70. Hold my beer while I get three more. 🍺🇨🇿🍺
— pusaterios (@pusaterios) July 5, 2018
Celebrating the birth of America by drinking Czech beer 🇨🇿🇨🇿🇨🇿🇨🇿 pic.twitter.com/XzNChAMlG6
— Michelle Timian (@michelle_timian) July 4, 2018
— Yvan Rodic (@facehunter) January 9, 2018
As with other flag emoji, the flag for Czech Republic can mark anything and everything dealing with Czech life and culture, from regional economics to good eats.
Growth #ECForecast 2018 (%PIB)
🇬🇧1.4 (revised down)
— Stephane Savary (@stephane_ulrich) July 5, 2018
Week #9 from the World Food series on the blog! Travelling the world through recipes. This week: the Czech Republic! 🇨🇿️
Cottage cheese Strawberry dumplings and Eggs with Dill Sauce! 😋.https://t.co/X8EF9lhQ9L #Foodies #culinary #Czech #recipes #RecipeOfTheDay #dumpling
— Let’s Explore (@LetsexploreCh) July 4, 2018