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Tábor okres, South Bohemian Region
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by Blas Delgado Ortiz, 21 May 2001
adopted 9 May 1995
Tábor city flag
Image after Petr Exner's Vexilologický Lexikon prapory obcí ČR (1995)
- Tábor city, Tábor district, South Bohemian region - adopted 9 May 1995.
The flag of Tábor Town (District centre): Red over black, in the centrea
Bohemian Lion rampant (white, not silver), holding the yelow chalice,which
is surmounted by a white ball, charged with black crosslet (eucharisticbread).
It is a symbol of the free royal city (the lion) with Hussite past(colours,
chalice and bread). In its "socialist" past the National Commiteeflied
the slightly changed Hussite banner (black field with red bordureand the
red chalice in the canton).
Note: in the socialist era ruled the idea, that the Arms are only ahistorical
residue, because there was no municipal self-government. TheState theory
has spoken on the State Administration (Statni sprava), andState Power
( or Authotity, Might - Statni moc) respectively. Sothe National
Commitees were only a kind of state authority.
Aleš Křižan, 14 Dec 2000
Tábor Coat of Arms
spotted by Jarig Bakker, 22 May 2001
Tábor old flag (?)
Blas Delgado Ortiz, 14 Apr 2001
The "old" Tábor flag is quite right, because the picture is from thebook"Klíč
k našim městům", Práce publishers, Prague 1979. It wasnever adopted
officialy (only in use).
Aleš Křižan, 24 Apr 2001
Tabor: during the Czech national revival in XIX century, some were veryproud
of the Hussite movement (in XV century) that was at that time feltpredominantly
as anti-German nationalist uprising. As Tabor was one ofthe radical Hussite
centers, Tabor citizens have fabled something theyconsider the true Hussite
revolutionary flag. However, the flag had nothingin common with Tabor COA
and I don't know whether it has been officialat any time. So, the flag
is rather political than municipal, I feel.
Jan Zrzavy, 15 May 2001