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Čejkovice (Czech Republic)

Hodonín okres, South Moravian region

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[Čejkovice flag] by Jarig Bakker, 17 Feb 2004
adopted 18 Nov 1998 See also:

Čejkovice municipality flag

Image after Petr Exner's Vexilologický Lexikon prapori obcí ČR (1998) - Čejkovice, Hodonín district, South Bohemian region, adopted 18 Nov 1998 -  "čejka" = lapwing.
Čejkovice, located in the vineyard-filled south-eastern corner of Moravia, was first mentioned in 1248. Oldrich of Sponheim  then donated four allotments to the Knights Templar. The arrival of the Knights Templar in our lands dates back to 1232; the  Čejkovice stronghold and St. Kunhuta's church were fouded at that time. The first evidence of vine-growing in Čejkovice also  relates to the Knights Temlar.
The lands commander, Ekko, was based in Čejkovice. From here, he administered his province, spreading into Bohemian, Moravian and Austrian territories. The might and wealth of the Knights Templar provoked envy and hatred that ultimately resulted in an allegation of heresy. The order was disestablished in 1312. After that, the stronghold often changed owners and was finally acquired by the Olomouc Jesuit college in 1624. A complex of baroque homestead buildings and wine cellars (650m) was added between 1715 and 1717. T. G. Masaryk lived and worked in Čejkovice.
Čejkovice was never awarded heraldic rights and its emblem is only known from an old seal. An emblem with a lapwing (cejka in Czech) and the Knights Templar's cross was given to the community on 18th June 1998.
Information from this website.
Jarig Bakker, 17 Feb 2004

Čejkovice coat of arms

[Čejkovice coat of arms] from this website.