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Kavarskas (Utena, Lithuania)

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image by Virginijus Misiunas, 17 December 2009

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Kavarskas (Anyksciai District) - on a blue field a golden sword stabbed into a green hill and silver water springing from stabbing hole. Flag proportions 10:11, free edges bordered with a golden stripe, finial is a golden knob, staff is dark grey.
The charge reflects the local folk tale about the spring of mineral water in Kavarskas: once the old chief of army had to choose his successor. So he stabbed his sword into earth down to the hilt, and said that the warrior who will succeed him will pull the sword out. Many warriors tried, but only one was able to do that. When he took the sword out, the spurt of healthful water sprung..
The shape of the charge is also similar to the 20 meters high cross built in the town in 1936. The Soviet regime tried to destroy it many times, but the citizens of the town defended it each time.
Virginijus Misiunas, 17 December 2009