Flags of the World: Burkina Faso

The Burkina Faso flag was adopted on August 4, 1984 following the coup of 1983, which brought Thomas Sankara to power. It uses popular Pan-African colors that can be seen on many other African flags, which very importantly demonstrates Burkina Faso’s colonial past and its unity with the other ex-colonies of Africa.

The horizontal red stripe stands for the revolution that brought freedom to Burkina Faso, while the horizontal green stripe below represents the abundance of agriculture and other natural resources in the area.

The star is the most eye-catching detail of the flag as it’s centered in the middle of the flag between the two stripes of color. This golden star represents the guiding light of the revolution.

Whether you have an upcoming event that requires a flag of Burkina Faso or you simply want to show your pride for this African country, we can help. From traditional pole flags to modern car flags, we can design a product that will bring out the patriotism in everyone!