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Flag of Markovci, vertical and horizontal versions - Images by Željko Heimer, 1 April 2006
Stanič [stj05] writes that the flag and arms of Markovci were confirmed by the Municipal Council on 16 September 1999. He describes the flag as horizontal, in proportion 2:5, blue with the lion and the wheat ear from the coat of arms placed in the left square of the flag. However, on Stanič's picture, the charges are placed somewhat closer to the center of the flag.
Stanič neither mention nor show a vertical version of the flag. However, such a flag can be seen on a photography.
Stanič gives the colour specifications on the HKS scale as red 13K, yellow 3K and blue 43K.
Željko Heimer & Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 1 April 2006
According to an article in Tednik (vol. 52, nr 49, Ptuj, 9 December 1999):
The members of the municipal assembly of Markovci held on Thursday, 2nd December , on the first regular session of the assembly, discussed the coat of arms and the flag of the municipality. The assembly members were a bit surprised, when they found out that the Markovci symbols - the coat of arms and the flag - did not fulfill the requirements of heraldry.
That is obviously not of much of their concern, since they decided to retain both symbols in the same shape as they were adopted.
Željko Heimer, 29 April 2000
Coat of arms of Markovci - Image by Željko Heimer, 19 August 2000
The coat of arms of Markovci, as shown on the municipal website can be blazoned as:
Azure, a lion passant or over a fesswise wheat ear of the same over a kurent mask or with face argent and langued gules.
Markovci is located in the region of Ptuj, well-known for the celebration of the fasnik, usually in February, during which horrific masks with long red tongues are worn. Such masked people are called kurenti.
Stanič adds that the nine grains in the wheat ear stand for the nine villages forming the munivipality and the lion for St. Mark, the patron saint of the Markovci church.
Željko Heimer, 1 April 2006