Kazakhstan Marks State Symbols Day

Kazakhstan Marks State Symbols Day

Astana, The Gulf Observer: Today, Kazakhstan celebrates State Symbols Day, honoring the national flag, emblem, and anthem. This observance, reported by media outlets, underscores the importance of the symbols that embody the nation’s identity and pride.

The national emblem, designed by esteemed architects Zhandarbek Malibekov and Shot-Aman Ualikhanov, features a shanyrak (the upper dome-like portion of a Kazakh yurt) set against a sky-blue background. The shanyrak radiates uyks (supports) symbolizing sun rays, flanked by the wings of mythical horses known as Tulpar. The name of the country, “QAZAQSTAN,” is prominently displayed at the base of the emblem.

Kazakhstan’s national flag, characterized by its sky-blue color, represents honesty, faithfulness, reliability, and flawlessness. The flag’s design is the work of Shaken Niyazbekov, a renowned designer and artist, who was recognized as a merited worker of the arts in Kazakhstan.

The national anthem of Kazakhstan has been a significant cultural symbol, adopted twice in the country’s history: first in 1992 and again in 2006. The anthem is based on the song “Menin Kazakhstanym” (My Kazakhstan), composed by Shamshi Kaldayakov with lyrics by Zhumeken Nazhimedenov and contributions from the First President of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev.

State Symbols Day is a moment for Kazakh citizens to reflect on and celebrate these symbols that unite and inspire the nation.