The Flag of Vietnam

The national flag of Vietnam, also known as the 'red flag with a gold star' (cờ đỏ sao vàng), features a simple yet striking design. It consists of a large, golden five-pointed star centered on a crimson red background. The flag's dimensions are usually in a 2:3 ratio. The red background symbolizes the bloodshed and revolutionary struggle, while the five-pointed star represents the unity of workers, peasants, intellectuals, youths, and soldiers in building socialism.

The Flag of Vietnam

History

The current flag of Vietnam was first adopted on November 30, 1955, by North Vietnam and later became the national flag when the North and South of Vietnam were reunified on July 2, 1976. The design of the flag is attributed to Nguyễn Hữu Tiến, a revolutionary who was part of the uprising against French colonial rule in 1940. The flag, however, has roots that trace back to the resistance against French domination in the 19th century. Throughout the Vietnam War, the flag symbolized the Viet Cong and North Vietnamese forces. After the fall of Saigon and the reunification of Vietnam, the flag officially represented the entire country. It embodies the struggles, aspirations, and the unified spirit of the Vietnamese people towards independence and socialism.