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Laukuva (Taurage, Lithuania)

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image by Virginijus Misiunas, 9 December 2009

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Laukuva (Silale District) - on a yellow field the arms of Laukuva: a dressed horse. Flag proportions 5:6, free edges bordered with narrow red stripe, fringe is silver, finial is a golden knob with two rings and golden bands. The arms reflects the local legend about the former Treigiai castle, from which the town originates: once numerous enemies besieged the castle. Defenders dressed a scarcely three-year-old horse, hung jingles on it, and during the night time released it into the enemies' camp. The scared horse started raging. The enemies saw and heard a mysterious scary creature and ran in panic, considering it being a demon. Proud of their smart set-up, the inhabitants of castle called themselves "treigiai" ("three-years-horses").
Virginijus Misiunas, 9 December 2009