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Kairiai (Siauliai, Lithuania)

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image by Virginijus Misiunas, 13 February 2010

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The flag and coat of arms of Kairiai were drawn according to pictures, which was taken from booklet: DISTRICT OF SIAULIAI AND ITS CONTEMPORARY HERALDRY [LaL02].
Here is information from this book:
"Kairiai - The village of Kairiai with 56 households is mentioned in historical sources dating from the 17th century. The Kairiai estate belonged to the family of count Zubovas from 1820 to 1917, later to A. Strauchman.
The local population were active in the national movement during the 19th century.
Presently Kairiai has the population of 3,600. It is located on the eastern shore of the lake Kairiai 7 km from Siauliai.
The coat of arms was created for the locality based on the design by Laima Ramoniene. It is charged with a golden ribbon and 2 silver blossoms of orchid on a field of red.
The orchids symbolise helplessness and fertility, beauty, education and friendship. The colour of red is connected with royalty, power and nobility.
The Kairiai coat of arms was confirmed by the President of the Republic of Lithuania on June 29, 1999."
Anon., 24 June 2003

Kairiai (Siauliai District) - On a purpure field a golden sinister bend and two silver Lady's Slipper flowers (Cypripedium calceolus). Flag proportions 10:11, free edges bordered with a narrow golden stripe, finial is a golden arrow head with a ring and golden bands. The sinister bend is canting: "kaire" means "left" in Lithuanian. The Lady's Slipper, very rare in Lithuania, grows in the environs of Kairiai.
Virginijus Misiunas, 13 February 2010

Previously Reported Flag

image by Anon., 24 June 2003

Coat of Arms

image by Anon., 24 June 2003