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Sveti Kriz Zacretje (Krapina-Zagorje, Croatia)

Opc'ina Sveti Križ Zac^retje

Last modified: 2004-12-22 by dov gutterman
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by Zeljko Heimer, 24 June 2004

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Sv. Križ Zacretje (Zac^retje) is a community in the Krapina-Zagorje County, populatuion 7,000, 20 km. north of Zagrbe, 10 km. south of Krapina. Sv. Križ means literaly St. Cross.
The Coat of Arm seems to be approved by the Ministry: azure a cross or and in a chief argent a helmet azure lined and crowned or and visored gules manteled dexter gules and or and sinister azure and argent.
The flag is white with yellow bordered coat of arms in the middle.
For the manteled helmet it is said to be a detail from the coat of arms of Erdödy, though there surely it has been used above the shield and not in it. The golden cross on blue refers to the city name and is derived from the previously used coa-like emblem.
This Previous Coat of Arms was adpted according to my estimation around 1993. It is an overburdened shield that includes golden cross with the Croatian wattle cross in it, and blue quarters including these elements: a crown, the Croatian chequy field, a mullet, an antique helmet, a sabre, a plough on a green fields, a rising sun and a bridge in the national tricolour. The flag for the period was not reported, nor do I think that there was one.
Information and soruce for images are Tomislav Šipek and <> 2003

Zeljko Heimer, 24 June 2004

Ceremonial Flag

by Zeljko Heimer, 15 October 2004

On the flagmaker's site at <> of "Valentino vez" Beltinec, there could be seen phtoto of the ceremnial flag of Zacretje. Also a table flag could be see of the same design but square with fringe at the bottom and missing the ornament below the coat of arms. The ceremonial flag is white gonfalon with trinagular fly ending with a golden fringe containing in the middlethe coat of arms topped with the name of the community in two arches (SVETI KRIŽ / ZACRETJE) and below golden ornaments consisting of six wheat stalks and vine branches.
Zeljko Heimer, 15 October 2004

Coat of Arms

by Zeljko Heimer, 24 June 2004

Previous Coat of Arms

by Zeljko Heimer, 24 June 2004

Flag with the Previous Coat of Arms

by Zeljko Heimer, 19 December 2004

In a flag manufacturer's promotive booklet I located a photo of a flag of Sveti Križ Zacretje with the old coat of arms. The manufacturer is Šimic & Co. d.o.o. from Krapina (they have a site at <> but no flag images there as far as I have noticed).   The flag with the previous coat of arms of Sv. Kriz was as the current flag also white with the coat of arms in the middle and with the name of the community in an arch following the curvature of the shield in blue block letters. The coat of arms itslef is in minor details different from the one I posted previously, but I do not think that this has much weight (colouring of the plough, bridge in the base, black circle surrounding the sun disk and the most notably white colouring of the watteled cross).
Zeljko Heimer, 19 December 2004