The Armenian Flag is red, blue and orange. The three-color stripes are horizontal with the red as the top color and the orange as the bottom color.
The Supreme Soviet adopted the flag that is flown today, in 1990. The National Assembly of Armenia passed the law governing the use of the flag in 2006. In older variations of the flag, animals were symbolized on the flags.
The National Flag is always at the top of the flagpole, flowed by the state flag, military flag and then any other flag. The flag cannot be flown on the same flagpole with another national flag. The flag is not to drag on the ground and must be flown with the red in the right direction at the top. The flag is burnt in private when it is no longer suitable to be flown. The only time that the flag is flown with the red color facing upside down is in a time of distress.
The flag must be flown on public prosecutor buildings, residence of the president, parliament, government office buildings, courthouses, and the Central bank. During mourning, the flag is at half mass with a black ribbon placed at the top of the flag and must be more than 2.5m from the ground.
The colors of the flag have meaning as well. The red represents the struggle of the people for freedom, independence, maintenance of the Christian faith and survival. The blue represents the wanting and will of the people to live happily below peaceful skies.
The orange represents the hard working nature and talents of the Armenia people. A previous flag was known as the Artaxiad Dynasty in 189 BC was a darker brown color background with a flower separating two eagles looking at each other. The flower and eagles were in a golden tan color.