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Pasvalys (Panevezys, Lithuania)

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image by Virginijus Misiunas, 3 February 2010

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Flag and coat of arms of Pasvalys (Panevezys county - Panevezio apskritis, Pasvalys district - Pasvalio rajonas). The flag is according to my personal observation from the flag show of Mindaugas coronation 750th anniversary. The coat of arms is drawn according to image from the book: The Heraldry of Lithuania.
Anon., 10 July 2003

Pasvalys - on red field black head of bull with golden nose-ring and golden hop twinned on horns. Flag proportions 10:11, free edges bordered with golden strip, finial is golden lance head and red and silver bands.
The charge was designed in 1969 intending to reflect the arms of Albertas Taboras, who was considered being an establisher of Pasvalys. But the original Taboras' arms is a head of donkey, which was unacceptable due to the shift of symbolics in modern times (BTW, that arms made difficulties even in medieval time, because Eastern European charges were treated differently in Western Europe). Also the contemporary historical research proved that Pasvalys is much older, first time mentioned in 13th century.
So now head of bull symbolizes agriculture, and hop symbolizes traditions of beer-making.
Virginijus Misiunas, 3 February 2010

Coat of Arms

image by Anon., 10 July 2003