The Flag of Mauritius

The flag of Mauritius consists of four horizontal stripes of equal width, colored red, blue, yellow, and green from top to bottom. These colors represent the island's history, independence, and natural resources.

The Flag of Mauritius

History

The flag of Mauritius was officially adopted on March 12, 1968, the day the country gained independence from Britain. The red stripe symbolizes the struggle for freedom, the blue represents the Indian Ocean surrounding the island, the yellow denotes the new light of independence shining over the country, and the green stripe symbolizes the agriculture and lush vegetation of Mauritius. Before independence, Mauritius used the British Blue Ensign with the Union Jack in the canton and the colonial coat of arms in the fly part. The current design was chosen to reflect the nation's aspirations and natural beauty following a national competition.