The Flag of Greece in the Barracks of Argos (Ελληνική Σημαία)(Drapeau de la Grece)

The Flag of Greece in the Barracks of Argos (Ελληνική Σημαία)(Drapeau de la Grece)

Vassilis Papoulias
The ever standing Greek Flag in the courtyard of the Old Military Barracks of Argos. The flag of Greece (popularly referred to as the "sky blue-white" or the "blue-white" and in Greek: "Γαλανόλευκη" or "Κυανόλευκη"), officially recognized by Greece as one of its national symbols, is based on nine equal horizontal stripes of blue alternating with white. There is a blue canton in the upper hoist-side corner bearing a white cross; the cross symbolizes Eastern Orthodox Christianity, the established religion of the Greek people of Greece and Cyprus. According to popular tradition, the nine stripes represent the nine syllables of the phrase "Ελευθερία ή Θάνατος" ("Freedom or Death"), the five blue stripes for the syllables "Έλευθερία" and the four white stripes "ή Θάνατος". The nine stripes are also said to represent the letters of the word "freedom" (Greek: Ελευθερία). The blazon of the flag is Azure, four bars Argent; on a canton of the field a Greek cross throughout of the second. The shade of blue used in the flag has varied throughout its history, from light blue to dark blue, the latter being increasingly used since the late 1960s. #Argos #army #barracks #flag #Greece
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