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.
A red armoured, turned to the right silver pigeon with a gold bunch of grapes in its pecker is standing in a blue background of a standing shield with a snout, in the middle of a green hill. There is a gold sun with rays in the left upper corner of the shield. A heraldic crown is resting on the top of the shield.
The antecendents of the arms:
The willage had not known for long decades that Rátka had had got any arms. In the 1980s searching in many archives we succeeded to find them in damaged condition on a stamp. The arms were redesigned by Vilmos Kovács graphic artist in 1993.
According to unwritten tradition we can find the following in the arms:
The hill and the bunch of grapes in the pecker of the pigeon are symbolizing that Rátka belongs to the wine - region of Tokaj - Hegylja.
The pigeon is symbolizing the arribing of German peasant families with peaceful intention to the new land. The families were called in Hungary from Baden - Württemberg territory, Schwarzwald in 1750 and they settled down in Rátka.
The crown is seen above the head of the pigeon in the original arms (now it is on the shield). The crown hasn't been identificated.