About the state symbols
«State symbols are one of the immutable basics of our state, our sovereignty.
They express the sacred unifying image of Independence»
The Constitutional Law “About State Symbols of the Republic of Kazakhstan” was adopted on June 4, 2007. In accordance with this Law, 4 June celebrates annually as the day of state symbols in the Republic of Kazakhstan.
State symbols are one of the inalienable attributes of any state, embodying its identity and sovereignty. In the Republic of Kazakhstan, state symbols are the State Flag, the National Emblem and the National Anthem.
The national flag of the Republic of Kazakhstan is a rectangular blue canvas with an image of the Sun with rays in the center, under which is a soaring Eagle. At the shaft is a vertical strip with a national ornament. The image of the sun, its rays, the eagle and the national ornament have the color of gold.
The author of the State Flag of the Republic of Kazakhstan is the Honored Artist of Kazakhstan Shaken Niyazbekov.
The national emblem of the Republic of Kazakhstan has the shape of a circle and is an image of a “Shanyrak” on a blue background, from which in the form of sunrays “Uyks” diverge in all directions. On the right and left parts of the “Shanyrak” located images of mythical winged horses. In the upper part, there is a voluminous five-pointed star, and in the lower part, there is an inscription “Kazakhstan”. The image of the Star, Shanyrak, Uykov, and Mythical horses, as well as the inscription "Kazakhstan" - the color of gold.
The authors of the State Emblem of the Republic of Kazakhstan are well-known architects Zhandarbek Malibekov and Shot-Aman Valikhanov.
The national anthem of Kazakhstan, previously known as the song “Menin Kazakhstanym”, was approved by the country's parliament on January 6, 2006, on the initiative of President Nursultan Nazarbayev. It was first heard on January 11, 2006 during the solemn inauguration of the Head of the State.
The music is by composer Shamshi Kaldayakov, the words by Zhumeken Najmedenov and Nursultan Nazarbayev.