Since 2010, March 3 is celebrated as National Flag Day in the Kyrgyz Republic. On this day, the Jogorku Kenesh (Parliament) of the Kyrgyz Republic adopted a new flag. The holiday was established by presidential decree On the National Flag of the Kyrgyz Republic of June 10, 2009.
The national flag of the Kyrgyz Republic is a red cloth with a round sun disk with forty evenly diverging golden rays at the centre. Inside the sun disk there is a red tunduk of a Kyrgyz yurt. The solid red of the flag symbolizes valour and bravery. In addition, the red colour of the flag – “kyzyl asaba” – was the colour of the banner of the generous Manas, under which he led his warriors on the march, the golden sun bathing in its rays represents peace and wealth, while the tunduk is a symbol of the ancestral home and, more generally, of the world as a universe. The 40 rays united in a circle symbolize the joining of 40 ancient tribes into a united Kyrgyzstan.
The first National Flag was sewed overnight from natural silk by the seamstresses of the Kyial art association. They used a traditional method of fabric painting. Skilled silk artists painted a yellow tunduk on a scarlet field. By the way, the first flag template presented by the Jogorku Kenesh is still used in production.