Never having had a nation state or autonomous region, the modern symbols used by the Livonians are few. The main symbol used by the Livonians, is the Livonian flag, adopted by the Livonian Union (Livod It) at its first meeting on March 2, 1923. Raised for the first time at the Livonian festival in Ire on November 18, 1923, the green, white, blue banner was designed to reflect the life and world of this nation of fishermen. The green is symbolic of the coastal forests, the white of the white sands of the coast, as well as, the bright thoughts and feelings of the fishermen thinking of their homes and families, the blue of the deep blue waters of the sea. The proportions of the flag are 2:1:2, the same as those of the Latvian flag. (Suvcane 134) During the years of the Soviet occupation, use of the flag was forbidden, but with the reestablishment of Latvian independence in 1990, it once again became the standard symbol used by the Livonian people and their cultural organizations.

The Livonian Union also uses an emblem charged with the colors of the flag. Shaped like a shield, the colors are displayed diagonally across the emblem. (Karma 79)


Karma, Tõnu. (Tenu Karma) "Libiesi." Kurzeme un Kurzemnieki. Ed. A. Vitols. Riga: Latvijas Enciklopedija, 1995.

Suvcane, Valda. "Libiesu kulturas dzive 20. gadsimta 20. un 30. gados." Libiesi. Riga: Zinatne, 1994.