Flag of Malawi

The flag of Malawi is a tricolor flag consisting of three equal horizontal stripes of black, red, and green colors. In the center of the red stripe, there is a white sun with 31 rays, representing the 31 days of August, the day Malawi gained independence from British colonial rule in 1964. The black stripe symbolizes the people of Malawi, the red stripe represents the blood of martyrs who fought for independence, and the green stripe represents the country’s agricultural wealth.

The flag was designed by a local artist, Mrs. Rosemary M’bwana, and was adopted on July 6, 1964, just a month after Malawi gained independence. The flag replaced the colonial flag of Nyasaland, which had a blue ensign with a Union Jack in the upper left corner and a shield with a lion and a fish eagle in the center.

The flag of Malawi has undergone some changes over the years. In 2010, the government added a red, white, and blue ribbon to the flag’s hoist side, which represents the country’s ties to the Commonwealth of Nations. The ribbon also has the country’s motto, “Unity and Freedom,” written in black letters.

The flag of Malawi is a symbol of the country’s struggle for independence and its rich cultural heritage. It is a source of pride for the people of Malawi and is flown on many occasions, including Independence Day, National Heroes Day, and other national events. The flag is also used by Malawian embassies and consulates around the world to represent the country.

Image Source: Country Flags, Public domain, Wikimedia Commons

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