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  • #343828

    Anonymous

    Lilium bosniacum is a lily native to Bosnia and Herzegovina. It’s also known as Zlatni Ljiljan (Bosnian for Golden Lily) and Bosanski Ljiljan (Bosnian Lily).

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    Description:
    Lilium bosniacum Beck ex Fritsch 1909 Section 3b Syn.: L. carniolicum var. bosniacum
    Bulb: ovoid, 6–7 cm in diameter, yellowish.
    Stem: 30–90 cm.
    Leaves: densely scattered, horizontal with tips curved upwards, narrowly lanceolate with slightly hairy margins.
    Flowers: 1–6 in a raceme, nodding, fragrant. Tepals strongly revolute, typical turk’s cap-shape, wax-like texture, yellow to orange WITHOUT spots, ~6 cm in diameter. Seeds delayed hypogeal germination. Flowering time ~July. 2n=24.
    Origin: Bosnia and Herzegovina.

    The Golden Lily is a symbol of the Bosnian Kingdom, Bosnia and Bosniak people. It has been used in the Bosnian Kingdom on flags and coat’s of arms. The Coat of arms used by the members of the House of Kotromanić consisted of six golden lilies on a blue background with a white ribbon. After Bosnia and Herzegovina gained independence from Yugoslavia on 1 March 1992. Lily’s were brought back on the Bosnian flag. The flag of the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina consisted of the coat of arms of golden lilies on a white background. Even though lily’s are also a symbol of Christianity, Bosniaks, who are in vast majority Muslims, use it as their symbol. It’s also used in mosques and on gravestones as decoration.

    In 1998, after the protests of political representatives of the former Herceg-Bosna and Republika Srpska, the flag of the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina was replaced. However, Bosniaks continue to use the coat of arms and flag with lilies in the appropriate cultural conditions, and on the coats of arms of some cantons and municipalities the lily is used as a symbol of Bosniaks.

    The coat of arms with the Lilium bosniacum, a common symbol of Bosniaks:
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    Old Bosnian flag(1992-1998):
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    Modern Bosnian flag:

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    #392432

    Anonymous

    Hopefully one day we'll see the return of the Lilly on the Bosnian flag :)

    #392433

    Anonymous

    I hope so too. Don't really understand why it was removed in first place. Old Bosnian flag is much cooler and has a stronger sentimental meaning then the new one.

    #392434

    Anonymous

    Tvrtko’s arms was hijacked by Bosniaks, so Bosnian Serbs and Croats probably felt as though it was a sign of Bosniak dominance in Bosnia. I don’t see it as purely a Bosniak symbol, it’s both Bosnian and Bosniak.

    #392435

    Anonymous

    I dont recognize this new flag of Bosnia although its realistic since it symbolizes our slavery to the European institutions.

    The one with white background is good but I would add Slavic tricolor and a crown which would symbolize two things – statehood-sovereignty and return to the roots.

     

    #392436

    Anonymous

    Yeah!
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    #392437

    Anonymous

    It would be nice to see the pan-Slavic strips horizontally or no, what instead of horizontal blue, white, red combo we make like blue, white, black version to be all special sheeeiiit? ;D

    #392439

    Anonymous

    Those are Estonian colours, and the stripes are already horizontal (sideways), do you mean vertical?

    #392440

    Anonymous

    Yeah vertical…

    And what’s with the hate against greater Bostonia?

    #392441

    Anonymous

    Pan-Slavic colours vertically looks like the French flag.

    Are you referring to the American city of Boston?

    #392442

    Anonymous

    No, I am referring to the union of Bosnia and Estonia…

    #392443

    Anonymous

    Estonians aren’t Slavic, and they hate Russians.

    #392445

    Anonymous

    The simplest option is always the best option.

    #392446

    Anonymous

    GAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!!!

    Long live Bostonia!!!

    #392448

    Anonymous

    PS
    Yellow triangle and stars are noth worth mention. Serbs and Croats completly ignore that flag, Bosniaks use it but I guess they prefer their war flag.

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