Belarus Flags

The Belarusian flag, adopted in 1995, is made up of red and green horizontal stripes with a vertical red-on-white decorative pattern along the hoist. The red stripe, at the top of the flag, is twice the size of the green stripe at the bottom. Red symbolizes the glorious legacy of the nation’s past battles, while green is the color of revival and new growth—the future. The decorative pattern, which is commonly found on belts or items of clothing in national costume, epitomizes Belarus’ cultural and spiritual heritage.