Buddhist flag

April 1, 2020

How did the Buddhist Flag come about?

The Buddhist Flag was first hoisted in Sri Lanka on Wesak Day, 28 April 1885, when the country was still under British colonial rule.  At that time, the majority Sinhalese Buddhist population felt discriminated against by the colonial authorities when […]
April 1, 2020

What do colours of the Buddhist Flag represent?

The design of the standard Buddhist Flag comprises six vertical coloured stripes of equal width – blue, yellow, red, white, orange, and a combination of the five colours as the sixth.  For graphical reasons, the sixth stripe is shown as […]