Flag of Myanmar
    Myanmar Flag
    Myanmar flag facts
    Adopted 21 October 2010
    Proportion 2:3
    Use National flag &
    Civil ensign
    Myanmar flag
    Myanmar flag
    Myanmar flag

    The national flag of Myanmar is a horizontal triband of yellow, green and red with a large white five-pointed star in the middle of the red band, partially overlapping onto the adjacent colored stripes
    Myanmar flag colors symbolism
    Myanmar flag colors meaning
    Yellow symbolizes solidarity of the the Myanmar's working class
    Green stands for the peace and tranquility of the country
    Red symbolizes and courage and decisiveness of the Myanmar's population
    White 5-pointed star symbolizes the racial harmony and union of the country’s five major ethnic groups - Burman, Karen, Shan, Kachin, and Chin.
    Myanmar flag history


    Myanmar flag
    Burma flag (1948-1974)
    The flag adopted by Burma upon its independence from the United Kingdom on 4 January 1948 consisted of a red field with a blue canton. The blue canton was charged with one large white star, representing the union, surrounded by 5 smaller stars representing the five main ethnic groups of Burma - Burman, Karen, Shan, Kachin, and Chin. This flag remained in use until January 1974 and has a ratio of 5:9
    Myanmar (Burma) flag history


    Myanmar flag
    Myanmar (Burma) flag (1974-2010)
    The new flag adopted on 3 January 1974 upon the declaration of a socialist republic by Ne Win has a similar ratio as the previous flag and depicted 14 stars, encircling a gear and a rice plant in a blue-coloured canton against a red field. The rice stands for agriculture, the gear represents industry, and the 14 stars represent each of the 14 states of the Union. The 14-star flag was hung upside down during the 8888 Uprising of 1988 by the protesters as a sign of protest against the military government.
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    Myanmar flag photo
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