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 Udvari
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Udvari

(The County of Tolna)

Red chief in a standing, triangle-shaped scutcheon. In the middle of the red field there are the initials „AMR” of Virgin Mary with gold, accompanied by a silver heraldic rose from both sides. In the blue field, above the green hill in the middle there is a small scutcheon with round bottom in floating position, whitch has three silver stakes in its red field. The small scutcheon is accompanied by a golden head of wheat with leaves on both sides growing on the hills outside. There is the written name of the settlement: UDVARI with black capital letters on a trichotomic, swallowtail-ending, arched golden ribbon, floating under the scutcheon. Both in front of and after the settlement’s name there is a decorating dot.

The features of the village and the memories of the local history gave the footing for constructing the coat-of-arms plans. The first coat-of-arms, which belongs to the Héder-clan, the first landowner, refers to the earliest history of the settlement, from Árpád’s age: three silver stakes in a red field. From the first landowners Udvari later got to the possession of the Monoszlay family throught Nabuth of the Monoszló clan, who was the Héder clan member Jakab’s wife.

On two plans the three hills and the fawns, the deer-head and the stag-horns symbolise the environment and the surrounding nature. The wildlife of the neighbourhood may have a major role in the future, in respect of hunting tourism.

All three crest-plans have a symbol for Virgin Mary as the patron saint of the village and the church. She is represented by her figure and her attributes: the initials of her name and the roses. The depiction of patron saints has a long tradition in heraldry, -as the religious belief has the strongest power to bring and hold together a community. The roses also refer to the public and private places in the village, symbolising the sense of beauty of the inhabitants and their willingness to make their environment beautiful.

The heraldic tinctures-metals and colours-were applied according to the rules of heraldry. Like every culture, heraldry connected the colours to the cosmic world, too. According to this, their symbolic meanings are the following:

Metals:

Gold/Sun/: rationality, mind, faith, authority, majesty, virtuc, morality.

Silver/Moon/: wiseness. cleanliness, honesty, innocence, chastity.

Colours:

Red/Mars/: patriotism, self-sacrifice, willingness to act, generousness.

Blue/Jupiter/: consistency to principles, constancy, resistance, trust.

Green/Venus/: freedom, love, beauty, hope, eternity.

I made the plans for the coat-of-arms of Udvari in the spirit of the thoughts above, and recommend them to the local representatives of Udvari.