The Flag of Lithuania

The flag of Lithuania consists of a horizontal tricolor of yellow, green, and red, starting from the top. This vibrant banner symbolizes the country's past, natural beauty, and the spirit of its people. The yellow represents the sun and prosperity, the green denotes the forests and the countryside, and the red stands for the blood shed for independence and courage.

The Flag of Lithuania

History

The current design of the Lithuanian flag was adopted on March 20, 1989, but its origins trace back to the early 20th century, amidst the nation's struggle for independence from the Russian Empire. The flag was first officially used in 1918, upon the declaration of independence of Lithuania. However, during the period of Soviet and Nazi occupation, from 1940 to 1989, the flag was banned and replaced by respective occupiers' flags. The re-adoption of the flag in 1989 was a powerful symbol of national identity and resistance against Soviet rule. It was officially reinstated just before Lithuania regained full independence in 1990.