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European Heritage Days

Flag of European Heritage Days - Image by Eugene Ipavec, Ivan Sache & Željko Heimer, 8 June 2006


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Presentation of European Heritage Days

On 17-18 September 1996, the European Heritage Days, sponsored by the Council of Europe, were celebrated in 46 European countries. Several institutional buildings, museums and private places of cultural interest were opened to the public just for those days.
In France, the celebration is also sponsored by the Ministry of Culture, which releases every year pamphlets listings all the open places.

Ivan Sache, 25 September 1996


Flag of European Heritage Days

The flag of the European Heritage Days is the European Union flag charged with a white skyline made of houses, a church steeple, a defence tower and a dome, thus reflecting the diversity of the European cultural heritage.
This flag is hoisted daily in Lisbon (Portugal) in the local office of the European Council's European Heritage Network (which is not a Heritage Site itself).

Ivan Sache & António Martins, 27 May 2006


Vertical variant of the flag

European Heritage Days

Vertical flag of European Heritage Days - Image by Eugene Ipavec, Ivan Sache & Željko Heimer, 14 April 2009

There is a vertical variant of the flag, with the emblem placed near the bottom of the flag. This variant can be seen on a photo taken by Jean-Pol Grandmont, showing the donjon of the former castle-farm of Moriensart (13th century), located in Céroux-Mousty, municipality of Ottignies-Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium. On the photo, the yellow flag with the blue horizontal stripe is the municipal flag of Ottignies-Louvain-la-Neuve.

Ivan Sache, 14 April 2009