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Krokialaukis (Alytus, Lithuania)

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image by Virginijus Misiunas, 16 October 2009

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Krokialaukis - on silver background with red bordure on free edges the red horse. Flag proportions 10:11, finial is silver tip, staff is dark grey. The charge symbolizes horse breeding: during the times of Grand Duchy of Lithuania here was the major centre of state horsebreading. The charge also reflects the local folk tale about the origin of town name: a local Jewish tradesman had an old horse, which rattled loudly, so people heard it from far and said "tradesman rattles hither"; "rattles" is "kriokia" in Lithuanian.
Virginijus Misiunas, 16 October 2009