The National Flag 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 ornamental pattern is placed against the flagstaff.
Colors of our flag signify:
- Red – power, courage, honor, energy;
- Green – hope, health, youth, rejuvenation, diligence, creation, natural harmony;
- White – purity, innocence, accord, wisdom, knowledge.
The ornamental pattern is a symbol of the centuries-old culture of the nation and its spiritual wealth. The ornamental pattern in the National Flag stands for bread, harvest and procreation; celebrates diligence and prowess which are the cornerstones of people’s good fortune.
Facts about our flag
- This ornamental pattern was embroidered by Matrena Markevich, a peasant from the village of Kostelishche, Senno District, Vitebsk Oblast in 1917. A monument to this woman has been erected in Senno.
- On the second Sunday of May, Belarusians celebrate the Day of the National Emblem and the National Flag of the Republic of Belarus.
- National Flag Square was inaugurated in Minsk in 2013. The 70-meter stele with the country’s largest National Flag is in the center of the square. The flag measures 98 square meters and weighs 25 kilograms.