Law on the Use of the Coat-of-Arms, Flag and National Anthem of the Republic of Slovenia

20 October 1994

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Article 6

If, on official occasions, a coat-of-arms or a flag are set, displayed or flown together with the Slovene national flag or with the flags of the Italian or Hungarian ethnic communities, or with the flags of local communities, with military flags or together with foreign flags of other signs, they must be set on a place of honour, unless otherwise stipulated by this Law.

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Article 13

The flag shall be displayed:

1. On the following holidays of the Republic of Slovenia:

- On 8 February, PreŇ°eren Day, Slovene Cultural Holiday;
- On 27 April, Day of Uprising against the Occupation;
- On 1 and 2 May, Labour Day;
- On 25 June, National Day;
- On 26 December, Independence Day.

In these cases, the flag shall be hung out on the buildings in which the official premises of national authorities and bodies of local communities are situated, and on other public buildings, houses and other appropriate places; the flag shall be displayed throughout the holidays.

2. Upon the official departure of the President of the Republic, President of the National Assembly or the President of the National Council when he/she leaves the Republic of Slovenia on a visit to a foreign country, and at his/her reception upon his/her return to the Republic of Slovenia.

3. Upon the official arrival by a Head of a foreign country or an authorised representative on an international organisation in the Republic of Slovenia and upon his/her departure from the Republic of Slovenia.

4. Upon mourning declared by the Government of the Republic of Slovenia; on such occasions the flag shall be hung out at half-mast.

5. On other occasions under conditions and in a manner stipulated by the law.

On the occasions from Items 1, 4 and 5 of the previous Paragraph, the Slovene national flag may also be displayed in addition to the flag; in the areas inhabited by the Hungarian or Italian ethnic communities, the flag of the national community shall be displayed as well.

Article 14

The flag may be displayed:

1. Upon international meetings, sport, cultural and other competitions, humanitarian, military and other events and upon public gatherings at which the Republic of Slovenia presents itself or in which the Republic of Slovenia participates, in accordance with the rules and customs of such gatherings;

2. Upon holidays of local communities;

3. At public manifestations important for the Republic of Slovenia and determined by the Government of the Republic of Slovenia;

4. On other occasions, unless the display of the flag is contrary to this Law.

The flag may be displayed to mark buildings in which the seats of the ministries or other national bodies and bodies of local communities are situated.

On the occasions from Items 2, 3 and 4 of the previous Paragraph, the Slovene national flag may also be displayed in addition to the flag; in the areas inhabited by the Hungarian or Italian ethnic communities, the flag of the national community shall be displayed as well.

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Article 21

The national anthem shall be performed:

1. Upon an official departure by the President of the Republic when he/she leaves the Republic of Slovenia on a visit to a foreign country and at the reception on his/her return to the Republic of Slovenia;

2. Upon an official arrival by a head of a foreign county or an authorized representative of an international organisation to the Republic of Slovenia and on their departure from the Republic of Slovenia;

3. Upon the laying of wreaths by official representatives of the Republic of Slovenia or representatives of foreign countries or the international organisations at memorials, cemeteries and other similar places;

In the areas inhabited by the Italian or Hungarian ethnic communities, the anthems of the ethnic communities may also be performed upon ceremonial events of these communities.

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