Coat o airms o the Republic o Macedonie
The coat o airms o the Republic o Macedonie is composed o twa curved garlands o sheaves o wheat, tobacco leaves an opium poppy fruits, tied bi a ribbon decoratit wi embroidery o traditional Macedonian folk motifs. In the centre o the ovoid frame are depictit a muntain, a lake an a sunrise. These devices are said tae represent "the richness o oor kintra, oor struggle an oor freedom".
The Macedonian parliament adoptit the proposal tae chynge the kintra’s coat o airms wi 80 votes in favor an 18 against, removin the five-pointit starn. The Naitional Emblem wis modified on 16 November 2009. The Macedonian coat o airms that includit the red starn haed been in uise syne 1946, shortly efter the republic became pairt o the umwhile Socialist Federal Republic o Yugoslavie (SFRY). Wi the recent chynge, the coat o airms is composed o twa curved garlands o wheat sheaves, tobacco leaves an opium poppy fruits, tied bi a ribbon decoratit wi embroidery o traditional Macedonian folk motifs. A lake, a muntain, an a sunrise are depictit in the centre o the ovoid frame.
The whole composition an design is based upon the pattern o the coat o airms o the SFR Yugoslavie and does no hae ony ruits in the historical heraldic coats o airms o Macedonie. Besides the emblem o Belaroushie, the device o the Republic o Macedonie is ane o the few remainin in Europe tae still employ socialist imagery an stylistics.
The features of the naitional coat o airms contain a risin sun which seembolizes freedom, the Šar Muntains with its peak named Ljuboten or Munt Korab an the river Vardar, wi Lake Ohrid. The emblem an aa contains opium poppy fruits; this poppy wis brought tae Macedonie bi the Ottoman Empire in the first hauf o 19t century.
- A quotation from the 8th Article of the Constitution of the Socialist Republic of Macedonia The emblem is framed bi a garland o ears o wheat, tobacco an opium poppy fruits, tied bi a ribbon wi the pattern o a traditional costume. In the centre o the circular space there are muntains, rivers, lakes an the sun; whaur the ears join there wis a red five-pointit starn. Aw this represents "the richness o oor kintra, the struggle an the freedom.
- World Around Us — the Encyclopaedia for Children and Youth, XI edition, Školska knjiga, Zagreb, 1987, vol. II (A-M), page 242
- http://www.heraldika.org.mk/Drzaven.htm Со замената на сликата се менува и објаснувањето, Пирин преоѓа во Кораб.
- Agricultural Encyclopaedia, Yugoslavian Lexicographical Institute, Zagreb, 1970, vol. II (Krm-Proi), page 131, Author of the article on Poppy is Jordan Đorđevski, dipl. ing. agr., professor of the Agricultural and Forestry Faculty of the University of Skopje, Macedonia