The Flag of Eritrea

The flag of Eritrea features a red isosceles triangle pointing towards the fly side of the flag, based on a green, blue, and red tricolor. The red triangle is bordered by two thinner stripes, green above and blue below. Centered in the red triangle is a gold wreath encircling a single gold olive branch. The green color symbolizes the agriculture and livestock of the country, blue stands for the ocean, and red represents the blood shed for Eritrea's independence. The wreath with the olive branch signifies peace.

The Flag of Eritrea

History

The flag of Eritrea was officially adopted on December 5, 1995, after the country gained independence from Ethiopia following a prolonged struggle that lasted for 30 years. The design of the current flag is heavily influenced by the flag of the Eritrean People's Liberation Front, which played a significant role in the country's fight for independence. The basic layout and color scheme of the flag were conceived during the independence movement, symbolizing freedom, unity, and the sacrifice of the Eritrean people. The addition of the wreath and olive branch in the final design was meant to represent peace and the hope for a prosperous future following independence.