The Flag of Bulgaria

The flag of Bulgaria consists of three horizontal bands of equal size. From top to bottom, the colors are white, green, and red. This tricolor design is emblematic of national pride and identity.

The Flag of Bulgaria

History

The current flag of Bulgaria was first adopted after the Russo-Turkish War (1877-1878), which led to the liberation of Bulgaria from Ottoman rule. Initially, the flag had the coat of arms on the white stripe, but it was removed in 1990, following the fall of the communist regime, to revert to the simpler and more traditional design. The white color symbolizes peace, the green the fertility of the Bulgarian lands, and the red the courage of the people. The flag's colors and their arrangement bear a resemblance to the Russian flag, reflecting the historical influence Russia had on Bulgaria's liberation.