National Flag of the Republic of Belarus
The National Flag of the Republic of Belarus, which is the symbol of the state sovereignty of the Republic of Belarus, is a rectangular cloth consisting of two horizontal stripes: a red upper stripe and a green lower stripe, which are two-thirds and one-third of the flag’s width respectively.
A vertical red-on-white Belarusian national pattern as large as one ninth of the flag length is located near the flagpole. The flag's width-to-length ratio is 1 to 2. The flag is fixed on a golden (ochre) flagstaff.
The National Flag of the Republic of Belarus shall be permanently displayed over buildings of government agencies and some state-run institutions, in offices of heads of these agencies (institutions), over schools, polling stations, during various solemn events.
When the National Flag of the Republic of Belarus is displayed against a flag of another state, the Belarusian flag should be hoisted or mounted to the observer’s right, and the other flag to the observer’s left.
People can hang the National Flag both inside and outside buildings during public, labor and family holidays and festive occasions, provided due respect for the National Flag of the Republic of Belarus is secured. A desk version of the National Flag of the Republic of Belarus can be displayed in the facilities used by organizations and citizens of the Republic of Belarus.
For more information about where the National Flag can be placed, see Chapter 2 of the Law of the Republic of Belarus No. 301-3 “On the State Symbols of the Republic of Belarus” of 5 July 2004.