Today the Day of State Symbols is celebrated in Kazakhstan. The Constitutional Law “On State Symbols of the Republic of Kazakhstan” was adopted on June 4, 2007. According to this Law, June 4 is annually celebrated as the Day of State Symbols in the Republic of Kazakhstan.
State symbols are one of the essential attributes of any state, embodying its identity and sovereignty. In the Republic of Kazakhstan the state symbols are the State flag, the State Emblem and the National anthem.
The National flag of the Republic of Kazakhstan
The National flag of the Republic of Kazakhstan is a rectangular cloth of blue color with the image in the center of the sun with rays, under which there is a soaring eagle. Flagstaff has vertical line with national ornament. The image of the sun, its rays, eagle and national ornament is the color of gold.
The author of the National flag of the Republic of Kazakhstan is honored artist of Kazakhstan Shaken Niyazbekov.
The National emblem of the Republic of Kazakhstan
The National emblem of the Republic of Kazakhstan has the shape of a circle and represents the image of shanyrak on a blue background, from which the uyks diverge in all directions in the form of sunlight. On the right and left of shanyrak there are images of mythical winged horses. In the upper part there is a three-dimensional five-pointed star, and in the lower part the inscription “QAZAQSTAN” (the name was in Cyrillic script (ҚA3AҚCTAH) before amendment of the national standard of the Emblem of Kazakhstan since November 1, 2018). The image of the star, shanyrak, uyks, mythical horses, as well as the inscription “QAZAQSTAN” – the color of gold.
The authors of the State emblem of the Republic of Kazakhstan are well-known architects Zhandarbek Malibekov and Shota Valikhanov.
The National anthem of the Republic of Kazakhstan
The National anthem of Kazakhstan, previously known as the song “Menin Kazakstanym”, was approved by the Parliament on January 6, 2006 on the initiative of the First President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev. It was first performed on January 11, 2006 during the inauguration of the Head of State.
Music – composer Shamshi Kaldayakov, lyrics – Zhumeken Nazhimedenov and Nursultan Nazarbayev.