Would you like to know the meaning of the colors and or symbols of the Bolivian flag or any other?
Just about every nation’s flag has a reason or meaning attributed to the colors and or emblems used.
Just like in the U.S. the thirteen stripes represent the thirteen colonies. Other nations assign meanings also.
The red stripe on top of the Bolivian flag is representative of the Bolivian soldier’s bravery in defense of their country. Yellow stands for the rich mineral resources of the country. Green symbolizes the fertility of the soil.
The state flag and ensign has the Bolivian coat of arms on the middle yellow stripe. Another interesting fact is that the national flag of Bolivia is identical to the flag of Ghana except for the fact that Ghana’s flag has a black star in the center of the yellow band.
There were different versions of the flag from 6 August 1825 when Bolivia became independent from Spain until 31 October 1851 when the current national flag was officially adopted as “THE” flag of Bolivia.
A national flag can have meaning other than the officially stated meaning.
An individual can see a flag as a symbol of freedom that her ancestors struggled to achieve. Someone else can perceive that same flag as representing oppression.
When you next look at your country’s flag, the flag of your country of origin or your ancestral homeland, what do you feel about those flags?