Banner o Burkina Faso

The banner o Burkina Faso is formed bi twa equal horizontal baunds o reid (top) an green, wi a yellae five-pointit starn restin in the center. The banner wis adoptit on 4 August 1984. The colours are the popular Pan-African colours o the Ethiopie, reflectin baith a break wi the kintra’s colonial past an its unity wi ither African ex-colonies. The reid is an aa said tae seembolise the revolution an the green the abundance o agricultural an naitural riches. The yellae starn placed ower the reid an green stripes is the guidin licht o the revolution. The banner wis adoptit follaein the coup o 1983 that brocht Thomas Sankara tae pouer.[1]

Upper Volta banner

National coat o airms Eedit

The current coat o airms o Burkina Faso featur a shield wi the naitional banner colors, wi a scroll bearin the name "BURKINA FASO" accompanied bi twa stallions on each side, wi an open beuk at the bottom. A lawer banner bears the naitional motto in French: "Unity - Progress - Juistice".

Prior naitional banners an coat o airms Eedit

The oreeginal banner o Upper Volta, adoptit at unthirldom, contained three horizontal stripes o black, white, an reid. These colours representit the three major tributaries o the Volta River, which flows sooth throu the kintra: the Black Volta, the White Volta an the Red Volta.

Frae 1984 till 1997, the offeecial Burkina Faso coat o airms uised a revolutionary central crest featurin a scythe crossed wi a Soviet AK-47 assault rifle, alang wi an open beuk seembolisin the importance o eddication an the study o revolutionary principles. A lawer banner declared in French, "Mitherland or Daith, We Shall Owercome".

References Eedit

  1. Smith, Whitney (2002). Flag Lore Of All Nations. Millbrook Press. p. 21. ISBN 0761317538.

Freemit airtins Eedit

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