The Flag of Lesotho

The flag of Lesotho features a horizontal tri-band of blue, white, and green. At the center of the white band, there is a black Basotho hat (mokorotlo) which is a national symbol. The blue represents rain, the white peace, and the green prosperity.

The Flag of Lesotho

History

The flag of Lesotho has undergone several changes since the country's independence from Britain in 1966. The original flag, adopted at independence, was replaced in 1987, and then again the current flag was adopted on October 4, 2006, to mark the 40th anniversary of Lesotho's independence. The changes in the flag have reflected political shifts within the country. The current design aims to symbolize peace and the nation's orientation towards a peaceful future, moving away from the previous designs that were associated with the military and political parties.