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Sveti Ivan Zelina (Town, Zagreb County, Croatia)

Zelina

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Flag of Sveti Ivan Zelina - Image by Željko Heimer, 29 March 2008


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Presentation of Sveti Ivan Zelina

Sveti Ivan Zelina is a town, whose name if often shortened simply to Zelina, that was also its official name from 1945 to 1990. Sveti Ivan ("St. John") is the town's patron saint.

Željko Heimer, 14 November 2006


Flag of Sveti Ivan Zelina

The symbols of Sveti Ivan Zelina are prescribed by Decision Odluka o grbu i zastavi Grada Sv. Ivana Zeline, adopted on 28 September 2005 by the Town Assembly and published the same day in the local official gazette Zelinske Novine, No. 14.
The choice of the symbols was made by Zakljucak o odabiru likovnog rješenja grba i zastave Grada Svetog Ivana Zeline, adopted on 15 December 2004 by the Town Assembly and published the same day in Zelinske Novine, No. 14.

The flag is white with the coat of arms, bordered yellow, in the middle.
The current graphic depiction is credited to Ms. Lada Vlainić, from Zagreb. However, it seems that Ms. Vlainić proposed a differently coloured flag, that was made white by the Town Assembly.

Željko Heimer, 29 March 2008


Coat of arms of Sveti Ivan Zelina

[Town coat of arms]

Coat of arms of Sveti Ivan Zelina - Image by Željko Heimer, 14 October 2007

Sveti Ivan Zelina readopted the historical coat of arms that was in use anyway more or less steadily. The aforementioned Decision determines the coat of arms as "Gules a mullet or over a crescent argent".
According to Lašovski [lsv39] this coat of arms appears, uncolored, on a 1848 seal of the town, which gained its municipal rights already in 1328. The coloring appear in Laszovski's book. An alternative version of the coat of arms showing a field divided per pale picturing St. John and the field with mullet and crescent was also used (unofficially?) in the early 1990s.

Željko Heimer, 9 June 2004