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Jakšić (Municipality, Požega-Slavonia County, Croatia)

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[Municipality flag]

Flag of Jakšić - Image by Željko Heimer, 12 June 2013

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Presentation of Jakšić

The municipality ofJakšić (4,437 inhabitants in 2001, 2,003 in the village of Jakšić) is located 10 km east of Požega.

Željko Heimer, 14 August 2009

Flag of Jakšić

The symbols of Jakšić are prescribed by Statutary Decision Statutarna odluka o grbu i zastavi Općine Jakšić, adopted on 22 October 2002 by the Municipality Assembly and published in the Municipality official gazette Službeni glasnik Općine Jakšić.

The symbols, designed by the Heraldic Art d.o.o. company from Rijeka, were approved on 22 July 2002 by the Ministry of Justice, Administration and Local Self-Government.

The flag is described in Article 12 of the Decision and in Article 6 of the Municipality Statutes (2013), as follows:

The flag is monocoloured of blue colour, with a ratio of length to width of 2:1, in accordance with the legal prescriptions. In the centre of the flag, at the crossing point of the diagonals, there is the coat of arms of the municipality on both sides, bordered with a golden yellow ribbon.

Željko Heimer, 31 August 2016

Coat of arms of Jakšić

[Municipality coat of arms]

Coat of arms of Jakšić - Image by Željko Heimer, 12 June 2013

The coat of arms is described in Article 10 of the Decision and in Article 5 of the Municipal Statutes (2013) as follows:

In a semicircular shield on a blue field a golden chalice covered with a silver purificator.

The local church in Jakšić is consecrated to St. Barbara. One of the traditional attributes of St. Barbara depicted in art is a chalice; she is usually depicted as a lady standing by a three-widowed tower, holding a chalice and a palm branch and also with some cannons by her side. This last is due to her being patron of artillerymen. She is also patron of masons, woodcutters, mathematicians, miners, military engineers and those afraid of lighting and "anyone who works at risk of sudden and violent death".

Željko Heimer, 31 August 2016

The purificator (purificatorium or more anciently emunctorium) now consists of a rectangular piece of linen usually folded twice lengthwise and laid across the top of the chalice. It is used for wiping and drying the chalice, or the paten, or the priest's lips, e.g. after the ablutions.
[Catholic Encyclopaedia]

Jan Mertens, 14 August 2009

Ceremonial flag of Jakšić


Ceremonial flag of Jakšić - Image by Željko Heimer, 31 August 2013

The ceremonial flag is a blue gonfalon ending triangularly, with the coat of arms in the centre, the municipality name in two arches above and branches of oak and linden below. There is so far no indication that the flag was actually produced.

Željko Heimer, 31 August 2016

Table flag of Jakšić


Table flag of Jakšić - Image by Željko Heimer, 31 August 2013

The table flag (photo) includes all the elements of the ceremonial flag, but in a simplified shape.

Željko Heimer & Ivan Grbac, 31 August 2016