This is the state symbol of sovereignity and independence of the Bulgarian people and state.
The Coat of Arms is a crowned rampant golden lion on a dark red background with the shape of a shield. Above the shield there is a crown that looks like the crowns of the kings of the Second Bulgarian kingdom. Two crowned rampant golden lions hold the shield from both sides. They stand upon two crossed oak branches with acorns.
Under the shield, there is a white band lined with the three national colors. The band is placed across the ends of the branches and the phrase that can be translated as “United we are strong” is inscribed on it. This crest was adopted by the National Assembly on July 31, 1997.