Upper Volta banner
Burkina Faso is formed bi twa equal horizontal baunds o
reid (top) an
green, wi a
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 which brought
Thomas Sankara tae pouer.