Where does it come from? III. - The Czech FlagČeská Vlajka - The Czech FlagWhere does it come from? III. - The Czech Flag10 months ago in Personal More Like This
There are a number of stories about how we came to the flag today but let me start with a bit of history. Since accepting white lion on red as a symbol of the Bohemian kings, the two colors have naturally followed. Either used as streamers or as the red-white bicolour (the white is on top because it is the color of the charge). There is no way to point to a date and say "the flag originated here" but we can say that whit and red were made the official state colors of Bohemia in 1253 (and were used for example, on the sealing cord for official documents)and the flag arose some time within the 13th to 14th century. Although never made official, we can find many depictions of the banner on historical images, often flown as a swallow-tail.
As we enter the 16th century, we see the Habsburgs gain the throne of the Kingdom of Bohemia with g