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The town has got resolution about its flag and CoA from 1991 - "Szarvas Város címerérôl és zászlajáról 5/1991.(IV.15.) ". You can find a the resolutions at <www.szarvas.hu>. Szarvas means "deer".
István Molnár, 5 April 2001
On 31 May, I was in Szarvas and I have seen this flag flying on the Town's Hall.. IIRC ratio is 2:3. I don't remember the inscription on the flag.
István Molnár, 28 June 2003
by Rob Raeside, 23 October 2000
This flag appears at Dr. Széll Sándor: Városaink neve, címere és lobogója (1941) as "Szarvas, Békés Co.".
István Molnár, 20 October 2000
Blue background with large white deer running towards the hoist.
Antonio Martins, 28 Febuary 2001
Szarvas: this flag is canting: the hungarian for reindeer is "szarvas", and there's... a deer on the flag! More specifically, due to the length of the antlers, this deer is most probably the "Csodaszarvas", the "miracle stag", which, according to Magyar legend, was chased by Hunor and Magor (or Magyar), from their homes to a water-logged part of Persia, Meotis, where they took away the daughters-in-law of Bela'r for their retainers, and took the daughters of the Alans' prince, Dula, for themselves, and it is from them that the Magyar and Hun peoples originate.
Georges G. Kovari, 5 April 2001
by Istvan Molnar
Source: A magyar varosok cimerei (CoAs of the Hungarian cities and towns); 1975
from <www.szarvas.hu>, located by István Molnár, 5 April 2001