Flag of Burundi / Burundian (JPG)
The national flag of Burundi was adopted on March 28, 1967. The green colour symbolizes hope, the white symbolizes purity, and red the struggle for independence(blood). The flag has a basic white saltier 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. The ratio of the flag was 2:3 until September 27, 1982.