The Flag of Romania

The flag of Romania consists of three vertical stripes of equal size, arranged from the hoist to the fly (left to right) in the following colors: blue, yellow, and red. The design is often associated with the colors of the late 19th-century Romanian principality, symbolizing liberty (blue), justice (yellow), and fraternity (red).

The Flag of Romania

History

The origins of the Romanian flag date back to the early 19th century, inspired by the French Revolution's tricolor. The modern design was officially adopted on December 27, 1989, following the Romanian Revolution, which led to the fall of the communist regime. However, the flag's colors have been used in various forms since the 1830s, initially by the Wallachian revolutionaries who fought for independence from the Ottoman Empire. During the 1848 revolutions, the tricolor became a symbol of the national movement in both Wallachia and Moldavia, regions that would later form Romania. Throughout the 19th and 20th centuries, the flag underwent several modifications, especially during periods of foreign domination or political changes. The current design reaffirms the colors as a symbol of national unity and identity.