Lesotho flag colors symbolism
    Lesotho flag colors meaning
    Blue stands for rain
    Black symbolizes Lesotho's African heritage
    Green symbolizes prosperity
    Mokorotlo (the traditional Basotho straw hat) represents the indigenous Basotho (Southern Sotho) people
    White represents peace
    Lesotho flag history


    Lesotho flag
    Lesotho Flag history
    The first flag of Lesotho was introduced on October 4, 1966, the day of Lesotho's full independence from the United Kingdom. It featured a prominent white mokorotlo on blue field with green and red bars running parallel at the hoist egde. The blue stood for sky and rain, the white for peace, the green for land, and the red for faith.
    Lesotho flag history


    Lesotho flag
    Lesotho Flag history
    A new flag, designed by Sergeant Retšelisitsoe Matete, was adopted on January 20, 1987, following a military coup which ousted the Basotho National Party after 20 years in power. A light brown traditional Basotho shield along with an assegai (lance) and knobkierrie (club) replaced the Basotho hat as the primary emblem. The colour scheme and pattern changed as well, with a triangular white field standing for peace. The bottom diagonal contained a blue strip for rain and a green triangle for prosperity.
    The current national flag of Lesotho was adopted on the 40th anniversary of Lesotho's independence on October 4, 2006
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