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image by eljko Heimer, 17 September 2009
Vrbje is a community in the Slavonski Brod and Posavina
County, with somewhat under 3,000 inhabitants, some 50 km west of
Slavonski Brod, due south bordering Nova Gradika.
The coat of arms of Vrbje is: or a willow tree proper. This is canting the community name (Croatian vrba = willow). The region is bordered with the Sava river and quite marshy, so both name and the symbol are quite appropriate. Design: Heraldik-art d.o.o. Rijeka
The flag that goes with it is unknown yet...
Source: Heraldic Art, Rijeka, 20.09.2007.
eljko Heimer, 23 October 2007
The web site of the community
now includes (mine) coat of arms drawing, with a simple blazon
descrbing it probably from the official description.
The photos from the celebration of the day of the community (19 August, St. Roch's Day) display prominently the flag. You can see the photos here, here, here, here, here and here.
The flag is light blue with the coat of arms in its centre. The flag used in the abovementioned ceremony of 2009 was equipped with a tricolour streamer inscribed in golden with the name of community (as far as I could see, maybe the other end inscribes the date?). The flag hoisted on the community building was, naturaly, without the streamer.
It may also be interesting to see in these photos the ceremonial display of the flag though the town from the traditional richly adorned horse driven ceremonial wagons (wedding wagons, they are often called there).
Since the photos from 2008 ceremony does not feature the flag at all, I an inclined to believe that the coat of arms and the flag were approved between the two ceremonies, even if the actual adoption may have been done somewhat earlier.
It may also be interestng to some to notice the emblem on the beer stand - modification of the community coat of arms, almost certainly the emblem of a local brewery.
eljko Heimer, 17 September 2009
The new 2009
statutes of the community includes the description of the
coat of arms and the flag in its Articles 4 though 7. The coat of
arms is blazoned most simple: or a willow. The flag is also quite
briefly described as being blue with the coat of arms of the
community in its centre, in ratio 1:2. the previous 2001 statutes
(SV BP 11/01) is not available on line, but I believe that
it did not include the description of the symbols (as I think
these are adopted around 2008): Statut opcine Vrbje, 08.09.2009,
Slubeni vjesnik Brodsko-Posavske upanije, br.
15/2009, 05.11.2009, pp. 2262-2276.
eljko Heimer, 12 December 2009
image by eljko Heimer, 23 October 2007