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Flag description

The flag is rectangular, and its colours are red, blue and yellow. Each of these colours has a meaning:
Red stands for the battles of the past. Blue stands for peace and stability. Yellow stands for the resources of the country.

The flag also has a picture of a shield and spear. These two symbols stand for protection of our country from enemies. The shield is black and white to show that black and white people live together peacefully in Swaziland.

The flag was officially hoisted on 30 Oct 1967. It was based on the flag, granted by King Sobhuza II to the Emasotsha Regiment in 1941. This flag, amended slightly, was hoisted on 25 Apr 1967 when the British Union flag was hauled down. The blood red color is the symbol of past struggles; yellow points at prosperity by the richness in minerals; blue is the colour of peace.
Source: Pedersen, "Moussault's Lexicon van vlaggen en wapens", 1980

Hoisted for the first time on 25 Apr 1967 on the occasion of the pledge of the oath by King Sobhuza II; after registration with the London Herald on 30 Oct 1967 was adopted in a slightly different form. It is based on the flag granted by the King to the Swazi Pioneer Corps of the Second World War in 1941. The Swazi oxhide-shield belongs to the Emasotsha Regiment.
Source: Rabbow, "DTV-lexikon politischer Symbole", 1970
Jarig Bakker, 2 Mar 2001


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