boerenzakdoek burundi,
red . white . green . symbols
60 x 60 cm
oil on canvas
©arttrust 2009


since 1967

The national flag of Burundi was adopted on March 28, 1967. The green colour symbolizes hope, the white symbolises purity, and red the struggle for independence (blood). The flag has a basic white saltire that divides the field into four areas, two green, and two red. In the centre is a circle that contains three stars which stand for the three major ethnic groups of Burundi: the Hutu, the Twa and the Tutsi. The three stars also stand for the three elements of the national motto: unity, work and progress.

source: wikipedia