Five Colors and A Crane
Along with the United States flag, the Ugandan flag has had many variations due to British colonization. Uganda’s flag that is in use is a symbol of pride for the people of the country. The current flag was commissioned to the Ugandan Congress and put into use in 1962. The flag is especially unique because it consists of five colors more than any other country’s flag in the world. Here are the meanings behind the flag and the progression of our past flags to what we have today.
Black represents the color of the people in the country.
Yellow stands for the equator and sunshine the is constant in the country.
Red stands for the brother of Africans and the blood that was shed to fight for the country.
The Crown Crane
The crane has been a symbol of the country since the British had control of the state and is something that Ugandans take pride in. The Crane has one foot lifted up symbolizing the country is always progressing.
Present day Flag
Ugandan National Flag
(March 1962- April 1962
Flag of the Uganda Protectorate