The Flag of Myanmar

The flag of Myanmar, also known as Burma, features a design with three horizontal stripes of yellow, green, and red with a large white five-pointed star in the center. The yellow stripe represents solidarity; the green symbolizes peace, tranquility, and lush greenery; the red stands for courage and determination. The white star signifies the union of the country.

The Flag of Myanmar

History

The current flag of Myanmar was adopted on October 21, 2010, replacing the former flag used since 1974. The change was part of a series of reforms towards a more civilian government after decades of military rule. The previous flag had a red field with a blue canton in the top-left corner, which included a white cogwheel and a rice plant, encircled by 14 white stars. The design change to the current flag was proposed in anticipation of the 2010 general elections, marking a significant shift in the nation's political and symbolic representation. The flag's introduction was met with mixed reactions, as it coincided with substantial political changes in the country.