Flag of Mozambique
|Adopted||1 May 1983|
The flag of Mozambique was adopted on May 1, 1983. FRELIMO, the ruling party, argued that the star's resemblance to the communist symbol was coincidental, and that the rifle represented the nation's struggle for independence.
Appearance[change | change source]
It has a horizontal tricolour of green, white-fimbriated black and yellow with the red isosceles triangle based on the hoist-side bearing the yellow five-pointed star that bears an Kalashnikov with the bayonet attached to the barrel crossed by the hoe superimposed on an open book.
References[change | change source]
- "Symbols Are Important. So What Does a Gun Symbolize?". New York Times. 7 October 2005. Retrieved 8 October 2019.
- "Are you passionate about your flag?". BBC News. December 23, 2005.