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 Érsekcsanád [¤]
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(The County of Bács-Kiskun)

The traditionally simple framework of this quartered spade shield with the base curved to a point, otherwise lacking a crest or mantling, lays particular stress on the motifs included.

The first documented mention of the village of Csanád is from 1391. At that time, the dwellers lived in the broad tide lands of the then unregulated Danube. The fructed oak leaf borne in the coat-of-arms refers to the virgin oak-forests in the one-time "őrjeges" (meaning abundant in fish and waters) area of Érsekcsanád, while the reed symbolises the swamp (the "őrjég") itself. The Hungarian dwellers of Érsekcsanád, earlier called Csanád, owe their survival during the Turkish reign to this swampy land first by the name of Sárvíz then Sárköz along the Danube, since the Ottoman raiders feared swamps. That the oak leaf was borne on the seal of the village of Csanád as early as 1788 is proved by the fact that its print can be found in several archives, and a description of it from 1863 is also accessible. The repeatedly emblazoned rose of Sárköz in the shield is one of the most cherished motifs for the people of Csanád and originates from local folk costumes. This stylised floral pattern used to decorate the headwear of women called fékető, but it was also a decoration on a variety of painted objects and embroidered articles for everyday use.

The rose of Sárköz appearing between the oak-leaf and the reed symbolises the renewal of human life, the way the local dwellers have conquered this area and, by adjusting to the natural conditions, have been shaping their native land for 600 years with perseverance and firmness for generations to come. The blue background to the white roses symbolises calmness and a faith in future, while the green of the floral pattern signals a close relationship with nature.