National and historical symbols of Hungary

In this section you can find the crests of almost 2400 settlements of Hungary with notes. Find the starting letter of the settlement in the list and click if you want to see it.

The Coat-of-Arms of the Village of Hejce
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Hejce

(The County of Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén)

Traditional triangular shield. In field orange a stylised budding seed brown-argent, centred sable, is borne on a triple mound azure-vert. On its top – in the middle of the chief – an orb argent. Behind the seed – at the upper part of the chief – a fortress wall argent is borne on the mounds. On the front of the fess a bunch of grapes argent, on its sinister a mitre argent is borne on both sides of the seed.

Orange: symbol of Sun, life

Vert: refers to sprouting nature

Azure: tradition, glory of the past

Sable: darkness – unborn light

Brown: important elements of the band, colour of the trees

Stylised, sprouting seed: Organic form of nature, which – by referring to the fertility symbol of the flower figures of folk decoration - represents the hope of a positive future, development, birth. Its colours are adjusted to hope, expectations and natural sign.

The orb: Direct reference to the founding of the village by Saint Stephen. (In 1909 the village belonged to those 10 villages, which were endowed to the bishopric of Eger, according to documents.)

Mitre: The village has been the property of the bishopric since itsfoundation, first to the bishopric of Eger then of Kassa and later of Eger again. The mitre represents this fact.

Bunch of grapes: The settlement was dealing with grape and vine production traditionally.

Fortress wall: Following the Tartar invasion the bishopric built a fortress wall around the church to protect the church itself and the people. This still can be seen. From this time on it symbolises the militant historical role that the area played in the course of the Hungarian history (during reformation, the war of independence led by Rákóczi and the Hungarian Revolution and War of Independence in 1848).

Triple mound: The geographical situation – the Zemplén Mountains – as well as the representation of the natural beauty makes its presence justified.