Use National flag and ensign
Adopted 7 June 2002
Design Three horizontal stripes of
red, white, and green with a black
vertical rectangle on the hoist side bearing
the national symbols of Heloin with a thin
white stripe separating it from the tricolour
The national flag of Heloin is a tricolour of red, white, and green with a black rectangle containing the national symbols of Heloin at it's base separated from the rest of the flag by a thin white strip. The present design was adopted on 7 June 2002 as part of agreements that ended the 3rd Heloian Bush War. The national symbols of Heloin, as they are called, seen on the hoist of the flag are a Lion, a Prince's Flag, and a Nguni shield.
The flag of Heloin has always been a continuous issue to the people of Heloin. Following independence in 1971 Heloin's white minority government adopted a flag identical to that of Rhodesia with only a different coat of arms to seat them apart. With the end of the 3rd Heloian Bush War only a year prior a it was decided that a new flag needed to be chosen for Heloin. On January 28th, 2002 Prime minister James Lambert announced a vote on new flags for Heloin on March 30, 2002, the thirty first anniversary of UDI. The winning flag received 72% of the vote and was chosen, being adopted by Parliament on June 7th, 2002. Part of the Coat of Arms were added to the flag in late August, 2002.
Design and symbolism
The colours of the flag of Heloin are made up of Pan-African colours and the National Colours of Heloin. The colours of the tricolour hold a important place in Heloin's past. The Green represents the prosperity of the country and it's history before the Bush Wars. The Red for those who lost there lives for Heloin in all wars and Heloin's future that was accomplished by their sacrifice. The White for the end of War and the start of a new Heloin. The Black rectangle at the flags base is for the black majority and the white stripe stands for the white minority. The national symbols of Heloin that are contained in the flags hoist each represent one of Heloin's main ethnic groups. The Lion with an Ivory tusk for the British Empire that once ruled the land. The Prince's Flag for the Dutch Voortrekkers who built the cities and carved the land among themselves. And a representation of a Nguni shield to show the history before the arrival of Europeans.
National Flag of Heloin