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image by Virginijus Misiunas, 23 November 2009
Kriukai (Joniskis District - not to be confused with another
Kriukai town in Sakiai District) - on yellow field red
pale (yellow-red-yellow 1-2-1) with golden wrought cross.
Flag proportions 5:6, finial is golden knob. The wrought cross
symbolizes old traditions of blacksmith (the local folk
etymology even originates the name of town from Kriukis, the
ancient god of smiths) and the very
original crosses crafted by smiths of Kriukai. The
Lithuanian cross-crafting was among the first 19
masterpieces of the oral and intangible heritage of mankind,
declared by UNESCO.
Virginijus Misiunas, 23 November 2009