03-05-22

03 05 22

03 05 22

Cornflowers, chosen as the national flower in 1968, are common in the rye fields, creating a connection in Estonian minds between the flower and daily bread.  Cornflower blue is also the blue of Estonian flag that was forbidden during the Soviet occupation following the World War II.  Considered as a symbol of resistance the Soviet authorities banned the reference to cornflower even to the extent that on 1969 all the cornflowers used as decorations during the Song Festival were painted red.