Vietnamese Flag

Vietnamese Flag

The Flag of Vietnam - Description of the Vietnamese Flag

The description of the Vietnamese Flag is as follows:

Red with a large yellow five-pointed star in the center

According to Ancient and Heraldic traditions much symbolism is associated with colors. The colors on the Vietnamese flag represent the following:

Yellow - a symbol of generosity

Red - hardiness, bravery, strength & valour

The basic style shown in the picture of the Vietnamese flag is described as Emblem reflecting the central design of the flag pattern

All Flag pictures depict flags flying, from the viewer's point of view, from left to right

The shape and flag ratio of the Vietnamese flag is described as 2:3 ( length 1 times the height )

The left half of the flag ( viewer's left side ) is called the Hoist

The upper left quarter of the flag is called the Canton

The right half of the flag is called the Fly

The Meaning & History of the Vietnamese Flag

Ho Chi Minh proclaimed the independence of Vietnam in September 1945 when the flag of communist Vietnam was adopted

The blood red color of the background indicates a communist flag

Each point of the yellow star represents one of the five protectorates of the Union of French Indochina - Tonkin, Annam, Cochinchina, Cambodia, and Laos

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