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    Quote Originally Posted by Rugevit View Post
    This symbol is common across eastern Europe. Belarus, certain regions of Russia. Very common in Latvia, Estonia. AFAIK in Finland and other Baltic Finnic cultures.
    The only place I remember seeing it is in the flag of Udmurtia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_of_Udmurtia):

    The cross/star symbol represents the solar sign, a protective symbol that according to folklore protects man from misfortunes.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rugevit View Post
    This symbol is common across eastern Europe. Belarus, certain regions of Russia. Very common in Latvia, Estonia. AFAIK in Finland and other Baltic Finnic cultures.
    That is very interesting. You find the symbol here in a lot of Mi’kmaq art, and in other cultures in eastern Canada.
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    In the past midsummer was wide-spread in Europe. Nowadays, it's celebrated in eastern Europe , Scandinavian countries, Finland. I don't to what extent the celebration is popular in Scandinavia. A guy from Denmark told me it is . In Lithuania and Latvia midsummer is a public holiday. The way people celebrated was similar around Europe. Girls made wreaths from flowers in meadows. Guys collected wood for bonfires. In the evenings people gathered near water going in circles around bonfires. In Belarus it's common to roll a burning wheel wrapped in straws. Rolling a burning wheel represents the sun. The rolling of the burning wheel was practised in France and Switzerland.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Yyy View Post
    The only place I remember seeing it is in the flag of Udmurtia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_of_Udmurtia):

    The cross/star symbol represents the solar sign, a protective symbol that according to folklore protects man from misfortunes.

    AFAIK It's unofficial Latvian symbol Latvians call Auseklis. It's widespread in Estonia too. One can find it Lithuania.

    Auseklis : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Auseklis
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    @Yyy


    The emblem of Karelia




    Sampo medal Karelian government awards








    Estonian symbol Muhu mänd - more than a symbol for Estonians.: https://www.tlu.ee/opmat/tp/eesti_ra...heksakand.html











    I am certain it's common in many east European cultures.
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    Happy midsummer for those who celebrate it!

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    Such a special day.
    Swedes, Danes, Norwegians, Finns, Russians, Poles, other!
    Don't you find today is special? The night will follow. For us it will be 3 days : Tonight, Saturday, Sunday.
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    All those are quite new. Swastika was an old Finnish symbol from the Iron Age. It was common everywhere in Europa and Asia from the beginning of time. Very similar other symbols were common, like "Tursaan sydän". Today those symbols are substituted by other figures. One exception is the flag of Finnish Air Force.

    Tursaan sydän:

    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikiped...%A4met.svg.png

    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikiped...emblem.svg.png

    All those symbols were thought to give you blessing and protecting against evilness.
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    @Lemminkäinen

    Swastika is our solar symbol. It's in every grandmother's embroidery in various forms. It's everywhere. Only India has it more than East Europeans. But can one imagine a Swastika on a memorial coin, after Germany had done to us? Impossible. During WWI Belarus sustained the heaviest losses. Belarus lost 1/3 of its population. 80% of Minsk was destroyed. Minsk is more than 1,000 years old is a completely new city after 1945.

    I was trying to find a symbol that unites us. The eight ends star is one.

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