Burundi Flags

The flag of Burundi, adopted in 1967, features a white saltire, or St. Andrews Cross, which divides the field into four triangles. The Red triangles on the top and bottom symbolize Burundi’s struggle for independence, and the green triangles on the left and right represent hope. In the center of the saltire is a white disc charged with three six-pointed stars symbolizing the words in the national motto: “Unité, Travail, Progrès meaning “Unity, Work, Progress” in French. It is also believed to represent the three ethnic groups in Burundi, the Hutu, the Tutsi, and the Twa.