REPUBLIC OF LITHUANIA                                     
                                                                                
                               LAW                                              
                                                                                
                                                                                
                   ON THE LITHUANIAN STATE FLAG                                 
                                                                                
                                                                                
     Article 1.                                                                 
                                                                                
     The Lithuanian  State Flag shall be the national flag-cloth,               
consisting of  three equal  horizontal coloured stripes, arranged               
with the  yellow above,  the green  in the  middle, and  the  red               
below.                                                                          
     When the  Lithuanian State Flag is displayed vertically, the               
yellow stripe  must be  on the left side, the green stripe in the               
middle, and the red stripe on the right side.                                   
                                                                                
     Article 2.                                                                 
                                                                                
     The Lithuanian  State Flag  must be  1 metre  in width and 2               
metres in length, and a flagstaff must be 3.4 metres in length.                 
     The flag and its likeness may be of other dimensions but the               
width of the flag in proportion to its length must always be 1:2,               
and the  length of  the flag  in proportion  to the length of the               
staff must be 1:1.7.                                                            
     The flag  and its  likeness must  always correspond with the               
standard likeness of the colours of the Lithuanian State Flag.                  
                                                                                
     Article 3.                                                                 
                                                                                
     The Lithuanian State Flag shall be displayed:                              
     1) daily  near  the  Supreme  Council  of  the  Republic  of               
Lithuania, the  Government of  the  Republic  of  Lithuania,  the               
buildings of the councils of local governments, and, also, on the               
Tower of  the Gediminas'  Castle in Vilnius and on the buildings,               
specified by the councils of local governments.                                 
     Only the Lithuanian State Flag shall be displayed daily near               
the governmental  institutions of  the Republic of Lithuania. The               
display of  the  flags  of  other  states  near  and  inside  the               
governmental institutions  of the  Republic of Lithuania shall be               
prohibited with  the exception of cases specified in Article 5 of               
this Law.                                                                       
     2) near  the buildings  of the  state power and governmental               
bodies, enterprises,  institutions  and  organizations,  dwelling               
houses on  February 16  and on such other days under the decision               
of the  Presidium of  the Supreme  Council  of  the  Republic  of               
Lithuania;                                                                      
     3) near  the diplomatic and trade missions, the buildings of               
consular institutions  in accordance with the requirements of the               
protocol;                                                                       
     4) on  ships and  other means  of transportation  where  the               
President of the Republic of Lithuania, the Prime Minister of the               
Republic of  Lithuania, the  Minister of  Foreign Affairs  of the               
Republic of  Lithuania and other persons, officially representing               
the Republic of Lithuania are staying, under the agreement of the               
indicated persons;                                                              
     5) on ships, registered in the Republic of Lithuania;                      
     6) on  ships, entering  territorial  waters,  ports  of  the               
Republic of Lithuania;                                                          
     7) near  polling places  on the  days  of  election  of  the               
deputies  of  the  councils  of  local  governments,  referendum,               
plebiscite;                                                                     
     8) near  the buildings,  where sessions  of the  councils of               
local governments take place - on the days when the council is in               
session;                                                                        
     9) on sports grounds during championships and tournaments of               
the Republic  of Lithuania,  international sports competitions in               
which national teams take part and during award ceremonies of the               
winners,  representing  the  sports  teams  of  the  Republic  of               
Lithuania, of international competitions;                                       
     10) in  national defence  units pursuant  to the statutes of               
the national defence service.                                                   
                                                                                
     Article 4.                                                                 
                                                                                
     In cases  specified in Paragraph 2 of Article 3 of this Law,               
the Lithuanian  State Flag  shall be  hoisted at  7  o'clock  and               
lowered at  22 o'clock,  and in cases specified in Paragraph 7 of               
Article 3 - during the time of voting.                                          
                                                                                
     Article 5.                                                                 
                                                                                
     The order  of approval  and use  of historical or new sample               
flags of towns and districts shall be established by laws.                      
     The  flags   of  foreign   states  may   be  displayed  near               
governmental institutions  of  the  Republic  of  Lithuania  only               
during official  visits, official  ceremonies  and  international               
events according  to the  order  established  by  the  diplomatic               
protocol and international documents.                                           
     The flags  of foreign  states may be displayed only near the               
institutions of  foreign states, which are legally established in               
the Republic of Lithuania.                                                      
                                                                                
     Article 6.                                                                 
                                                                                
     When the  Lithuanian State  Flag is  displayed together with               
the flag  of another  state, the  Lithuanian State  Flag must  be               
displayed, when  facing the  facade of  a building,  on the right               
side and the flag of another state - on the left side.                          
     If the  flags of  several states are displayed together with               
the Lithuanian  State Flag,  they shall  be displayed to the left               
and to the right from the Lithuanian State Flag. If the number of               
the flags  of other states displayed together with the Lithuanian               
State Flag  is even,  they shall  be alphabetically  displayed in               
equal number on both sides of the Lithuanian State Flag.                        
     The Lithuanian  State Flag  must be  displayed on  the  same               
level with the flags of other states.                                           
     When the  Lithuanian State  Flag is  displayed on a means of               
transportation (except  ships), it  shall be  clamped to the left               
fender and  the flag  of another  state shall  be clamped  to the               
right fender.                                                                   
                                                                                
     Article 7.                                                                 
                                                                                
     On the  days of  mourning, in accordance with the resolution               
of the  Presidium of  the Supreme  Council  of  the  Republic  of               
Lithuania the  Lithuanian State Flag may be displayed with a mark               
of mourning, that is attaching a 10 centimetres wide black ribbon               
to the  staff or pole, so that the ends of the ribbon shall reach               
the bottom of the flag.                                                         
     If on  the days  of mourning  the Lithuanian  State Flag  is               
displayed from  the pole,  the flag shall be lowered to one-third               
of the length of the pole.                                                      
                                                                                
     Article 8.                                                                 
                                                                                
     The Lithuanian State Flag may be displayed on other holidays               
and memorable days, as well as on the occasion of public events.                
     The citizens  of Lithuania  may display the Lithuanian State               
Flag  near   their  place   of  residence   during  the  personal               
                                                                                
celebrations, and  the citizens  of foreign  states  residing  in               
Lithuania may display the flags of their states.                                
                                                                                
     Article 9.                                                                 
                                                                                
     The displayed  Lithuanian State  Flags must be in good shape               
and not  faded. When  the flags are displayed near buildings, the               
flags shall be set into the holders which are fixed on the facade               
of a  building so that an angle between the staff of the flag and               
the facade  shall not  be greater than 45 degrees. The lower part               
of the  holders shall  be fixed  on the  facade not higher than 2               
metres from the ground.                                                         
     The Lithuanian  State Flags  may be  displayed on  the poles               
established in front of the facade of a building.                               
                                                                                
     Article 10.                                                                
                                                                                
     The likeness  of the  Lithuanian  State  Flag  shall  be  on               
airplanes registered in the Republic of Lithuania.                              
                                                                                
     Article 11.                                                                
                                                                                
     The likeness of the Lithuanian State Flag may be used as the               
state and  national symbol  for decoration  in general so that no               
disrespect shall be shown to the Lithuanian State Flag.                         
                                                                                
     Article 12.                                                                
                                                                                
     The  responsibility   for  the   implementation   of   these               
regulations while  displaying the  Lithuanian State Flag near the               
buildings  of   the  state   power   and   governmental   bodies,               
enterprises, institutions  and  organizations,  shall  fall  with               
their administrative  heads, and  while displaying  the flag near               
dwelling houses,  the responsibility  for the  implementation  of               
these regulations shall fall with their owners and officials, who               
are charged  with the  organizing of the exploitation of dwelling               
houses.                                                                         
                                                                                
     Article 13.                                                                
                                                                                
     The boards  of local  governments shall  be charged with the               
supervision of accurate implementation of this Law.                             
     Charged with  the supervision  of accurate implementation of               
this Law  in national  defence units  shall be  the Department of               
National Defence,  in self-propelled  ships -  captains,  in  non               
self-propelled ships  - skippers,  in harbours  and wharfs of the               
Republic of  Lithuania - harbour-masters, in diplomatic and trade               
missions, as well as in consular institutions - their heads.                    
                                                                                
     Article 14.                                                                
                                                                                
     The manufacture  and sale of the Lithuanian State Flag shall               
be carried  out in  accordance with  procedure established by the               
Government of the Republic of Lithuania.                                        
                                                                                
     Article 15.                                                                
                                                                                
     The citizens  of the  Republic of Lithuania as well as other               
persons who are staying in Lithuania, must respect the Lithuanian               
State Flag.                                                                     
     The  outrage   upon  the  Lithuanian  State  Flag  shall  be               
punishable in  accordance with  the procedure established by laws               
of the Republic of Lithuania.                                                   
                                                                                
                                                                                
Bronius Kuzmickas                                                               
                                                                                
Vice President                                                                  
Supreme Council                                                                 
Republic of Lithuania                                                           
                                                                                
                                                                                
Vilnius                                                                         
26 June 1991                                                                    
No.I-1497