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Flag of Markovci, vertical and horizontal versions - Images by Željko Heimer, 1 April 2006
The flag and arms of Markovci are prescribed by Decision Odlok o spremembi Odloka o grbu, zastavi in prazniku Občine Markovci, adopted on 23 March 2000 and published in the local official gazette Uradni vestnik (Ptuj/Tednik), No. 6. The Decision amended the <1 HREF="#for">former symbols
The flag is in proportions 2:5, blue with the lion and the wheat ear from the coat of arms shifted to the top of the flag. The flag is also used vertically (photo).
The amendments removed the red bars and one wheat ear from the coat of arms and flag.
Stanič & Jakopič [j2s05] give the colour specifications on the HKS scale as:>
Red 13K Yellow 3K Blue 43K
The retired teacher Karolina Pičerko recalls that the municipality decided to adopt symbols in spring 1998. They commissioned the Heraldica Slovenica company, represented by Valt Jurečič, who acted as an expert consultant. The municipality issued a public contest in March 1999, yielding five proposals. The municipal commission asked the authors to amend their designs to make them more heraldically correct. The amended designs were then forwarded to the Municipal Council, which adopted the design proposed by Martin Kos from Nova ves, near Markovci.
The lion represents St. Mark, patron of the Markovci parish church and namesake of the place; the nine spikelets in the wheat ear represent the nine villages in the municipality, while the mask represents the local culture and traditions.
Željko Heimer, 26 June 2010
Coat of arms of Markovci - Image by Željko Heimer, 19 August 2000
The coat of arms of Markovci is "Azure, a lion passant or over a fesswise wheat ear of the same over a kurent mask or with face argent and langued gules".
Markovci is located in the region of Ptuj, well-known for the celebration of the fasnik, usually in February, during which horrific masks with long red tongues are worn. Such masked people are called kurenti.
Željko Heimer, 1 April 2006
Former flag and arms of Markovci - Images by Željko Heimer, 13 February 2017
The former symbols of Markovci were prescribed by Decision Odlok o grbu, zastavi in prazniku Občine Markovci, adopted on 16 September 1999 and published on 30 September 1999 in Uradni vestnik (Ptuj/Tednik), No. 9.
The proposed arms were reported as "mostly blue", horizontally divided in the middle by wheat ears, above them a yellow lion, below with four red
vertical stripes, making alltogether nine alternating blue and red
stripes, standing for the nine villages, and overall a korant mask.
The lion is in a semi-profile, as is also the mask, and there are two wheat ears, issuing from the flanks and meeting in the centre.
Surprisingly, the proposed flag was green with the korant mask in the first square; however, it did not gain full support and wasleft for a further session, where a blue flag featuring the lion and the two wheat ears was eventually adopted.
[Tednik, 22 July 1999, 23 September 1999]
Željko Heimer, 13 February 2017