History of National Flag in Myanmar
Flag of Burma used from October 21st, 2010. The flag has three horizontal stripes from top to bottom are: yellow stripe – symbolizing unity, green stripe – symbolizing peace and beautiful nature, and red stripe – symbolizing courage and decisiveness. There is a white star in the middle of the flag. No official explanation for what factors three colors represent for. This flag has been replaced for the old flag from October 21th, 2010.
National Flag of Myanmar.
History of Myanmar National Flag
Old Flag of Burma has been used since January 3, 1974 to October 21, 2010 with the rectangle (ratio of 2 sides is 5:9) a red background with a blue rectangles in the top of left corner. In the middle of the blue rectangle, there is a white gear (symbolizing the working class). Inserting inside the gear is bushel of white rice (symbolizing the peasantry). Surrounded gear and bushel of rice is 14 stars symbolizing the 14 administrative divisions of Myanmar. Red Color stands for the courage, the blue symbolizes peace and unity while white symbolizes purity.
Compared with the previous flag (from 1948 to 1974), this flag has the same size, proportion and color layout. They differ only the shape inside a blue rectangle: they both are rectangle (ratio of 2 sides is 5: 9) a red background with a blue rectangle in the top left corner.
Propose to change flag: In 2008, it was proposed to replace the current flag with other flags including 3 stripes red, yellow and green have the same width from bottom to top. The tripe on the top with a white star in the left corner. However, this proposal was rejected. And the flag was accepted as the current flag.