About state symbols
"State symbols are one of the unshakable foundations of our state, our sovereignty.
They express the sacred unifying image of Independence"
The Constitutional Law "On State Symbols of the Republic of Kazakhstan" was adopted on June 4, 2007. In accordance with this Law, June 4 is celebrated annually 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.
State Flag of the Republic of Kazakhstan
The national flag of the Republic of Kazakhstan is a rectangular blue cloth with an image in the center of the sun with rays, under which is a soaring eagle. The shaft has a vertical stripe with a national ornament. The image of the sun, its rays, an eagle and a 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.
State Emblem of the Republic of Kazakhstan
The State emblem of the Republic of Kazakhstan has the shape of a circle and is an image of a shanyrak on a blue background, from which the uyks diverge in all directions in the form of sun rays. To the right and left of shanyrak are images of mythical winged horses. In the upper part there is a voluminous five-pointed star, and in the lower part there is an inscription "Kazakhstan". The image of a star, shanyrak, uyks, mythical horses, as well as the inscription "Kazakhstan" – the color of gold.
The authors of the State Emblem of the Republic of Kazakhstan are famous architects Zhandarbek Malibekov and Shot-Aman Valikhanov.
National Anthem of the Republic of Kazakhstan
The national anthem of Kazakhstan, formerly known as the song "Menin Kazakstanym", was approved by the country's Parliament on January 6, 2006 at the initiative of President Nursultan Nazarbayev. It was first performed on January 11, 2006 during the inauguration of the Head of State.
Music by composer Shamshi Kaldayakov, lyrics by Zhumeken Nazhimedenov and Nursultan Nazarbayev.
Documentary about the state symbols of the Republic of Kazakhstan