On 5th June AC users discussed the topic ''25 Anniversary of the State Symbols of Kazakhstan''. The word «emblem» can be translated into the Kazakh language as «елтаңба» [eltanba].

4 June 1992 is the birthday of the National Emblem of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Its founders are architects Zhandarbek Malibekov and Shota Valikhanov.

The Emblem of Kazakhstan is made in the same colors as the Flag. It is represented in the form of a circle - a symbol of eternity. In the middle of the Emblem there is the upper arch of the yurt. In Kazakh it is called «шаңырақ» [shanyrak]. According to popular legend, there live spirits aruahi, guarding family welfare and peace at home. Shanyrak personifies the image of a common home in Kazakhstan.The National Emblem of Kazakhstan can be seen in public documents. For example, the emblem adorns the decrees of the President of Kazakhstan. The Emblem is also represented on the state seals, decorations and medals. The Emblem of Kazakhstan can be found on banknotes and coins.

«Flag» is a word of Dutch origin. The word «flag» can be translated into the Kazakh language as «ту» [tu].

The National Flag of the Republic of Kazakhstan was adopted in June, 1992. The creator of the Flag of Kazakhstan is the artist Shaken Niyazbekov.

The Flag of our Republic is a blue rectangular cloth. The blue color of the flag means a cloudless sky over the land and people, peace and quiet, bright and happy future.

The Flag is decorated with Kazakh national ornaments. In ancient times it was believed that the ornament protects people from evil forces. The golden color of the sun, eagle and ornament mean abundance, wealth and happiness. 


The National Flag is set on public buildings.  They are the Presidential Palace and the buildings of the Parliament, Presidential Administration, ministries, akimats, as well as embassies of Kazakhstan in foreign countries. The Flag is hung out for public holidays in urban areas.

The discussion was with native speaker Elizabeth Blackburn (Fullbright English Teaching Assistant). It was very informative to her to know more about state symbols. The discussion went interesting and participants were active answering questions on this topic.