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Harasiuki (Poland)

Nisko county, Podkarpackie vojvodship

Last modified: 2017-11-11 by andrew weeks
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[Harasiuki commune flag] image by Pascal Gross, 2 Nov 2002
adopted 9 Oct 2002 See also:

Harasiuki commune flag

Here is the brand new flag and Arms of HARASIUKI - a rural commune in Nisko County, Podkarpackie Vojvodship.
I don't have an explanation of the symbols used, but the flag and arms were accepted by the Commune Council on October 9, 2002 (Law # XXX/185/2002) - info from this site.
Chrystian Kretowicz, 1 Nov 2002

Harasiuki sounds Japanese to me :o)
Pascal Gross, 2 Nov 2002

Actually it is Ukrainian - Lemko. Hrasiuki commune. Lemko is another term for Ruthenians/Rusin who live in Eastern Slovakia,
southeast Poland and Western Ukraine, as wel as in Yugoslavia (Vojvodina mainly). More on this website. Former name: Krzeszow.
Chrystian Kretowicz, 3 Nov 2002

Harasiuki was never inhabited by Lemkos, Ukrainian mountaineers from bordering regions of Poland and Slovakia. Up to 1944 it was a mixed Polish-Ukrainian community, after the forced deportation of some 40 Ukrainian families to the USSR in 1944 it is Polish. The flag and coat of arms are typical for recently elaborated symbolism for Polish rural communities.
Harasiuki and Krzeszow are neighbouring communes, name of the first can sound Japanese, but is pure Slavic: a derivation from the name Harasym/Herasym (Ruthenian adaptation of Greek Gerasimos).
Tadeusz A. Olszanski, 14 Feb 2007


Harasiuki commune Coat of Arms

[Harasiuki commune Coat of Arms] image from this site.