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Luce (Municipality, Slovenia)

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[Flag of Luce]by Zeljko Heimer

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Presentation of the municipality

The municipality of Luce was formed in 1995, by separation from the municipality of Mozirje. In 1998, part of the municipality formed the new community of Solcava. In 1994 decisions introducing the new municipalities it seems that the name of the community was anticipated as Luce ob Savinji, refering to the river that waters the region. It seems that the community did not took that attribute in its official name

Zeljko Heimer, 4 January 2002

Description of the flag

No data are available on the decisions prescribing the symbols of the municipality of Luce.

The symbols were designed by Valt Jurecic of Heraldika d.o.o. and Heraldica Slovenica, who kindly provided drawings from which the images shown on this page were made.

The flag is rectangular in ratio 2:5, horizontally divided in three equal stripes green-white-green-white-blue and a green square field throughout covering the entire middle part. This square field contains the peasant woman with the lamp and the fish from the coat of arms.

Zeljko Heimer, 4 January 2002

Coat of arms

[Coat of arms of Luce]by Zeljko Heimer

The coat of arms pictures on a silver background a green mountain and on a blue stonly base standing a peasant women holding a lamp in dexter and in a back-basket a fish proper.

Valt explained the coat of arms as follows:

For centuries the serfdom women from Luce have been carrying to the diocese of Ljubljana live trouts in wooden backpacks locally called brenta. The walking tour over the mountains from the river Savinja to Ljubljana took more than 12 hours (one way), so the women carried a lamp or a torch. The nobility in Ljubljana required fresh fish each Friday. To remember this, the people of Luce wanted to have in the their coat of arms a serfdom woman carrying fish on her back. In heraldical representation, dozens of small fishes in a backpack are represented with a big one. The green mountain in the background is the representation of Mount Radoha mount, unheraldic and result of a compromise.

Zeljko Heimer, 15 January 2002

Vertical flag

[Vertical flag of Luce]by Zeljko Heimer

Zeljko Heimer, 4 January 2002