The flag of the Slovak Republic consists of three horizontal stripes of white, blue, and red colors, with the national emblem in the center. The tricolor design reflects the historical ties and shared heritage with other Slavic nations. The blue stripe represents the Slovakian sky and mountain lakes.  The white symbolizes the country’s cultural traditions, purity, and peace. The red stripe signifies the courage, determination, and valor of the Slovakian people throughout history. The Slovak Republic national emblem features a white double cross on a red background. It is known as the Byzantine cross, representing the Christian heritage and values of the nation.