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by Jarig Bakker, 27 May 2003
adopted c. 2000
"In Jan met een Japik
Is 't wapen van Sint Japik,"
A John with a James
Is the arms of Sint Japik".
Jan is St. John the Baptist, Japik is St. James (Jacobus Major), the
sons of Zebedeus, also known as the "Thunder-sons".
The arms were approved by the Fryske Rie foar Heraldyk in 2000/2001.
Description of the flag:
Five horizontal stripes RYRYR, proportioned 1:1:2:1:1; a blue hoist-triangle with the point at the flag center; in the triangle are
three white St. James escallopes.
The village was founded in the 16th century when the mouth Middelzee
was made into a polder, mainly by people from Zuid-Holland, who remained
in Het Bildt. Their descendents still speak a mixture of old Dutch and
Frisian. The original name of the village was Wyngaerden (Vineyards), but
the soil was heavy Frisian sea-clay, not very likely to produce grapes,
and it was renamed as St. Jacobiparochi, and produces the best potatoes
in the whole world.
Jarig Bakker, 27 May 2003