Banner o Burkina Faso
The banner o Burkina Faso is formed bi twa equal horizontal baunds o red (top) an green, wi a yellae five-pointit 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 red is an aa said tae seembolize the revolution an the green the abundance o agricultural an natural riches. The yellae starn placed ower the red 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.
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National coat o airms
The current coat o airms o Burkina Faso featur a shield wi the naitional banner colors, wi a scroll bearin the name "BURKINA FASO" accompanied bi twa stallions on each side, wi an open beuk at the bottom. A lawer banner bears the naitional motto in French: "Unity - Progress - Juistice".
The oreeginal banner o Upper Volta, adoptit at unthirldom, contained three horizontal stripes o black, white, an red. These colours representit the three major tributaries o the Volta River, which flows sooth through the kintra: the Black Volta, the White Volta an the Red Volta.
Frae 1984 till 1997, the offeecial Burkina Faso coat o airms uised a revolutionary central crest featurin a scythe crossed wi a Soviet AK-47 assault rifle, alang wi an open beuk seembolisin the importance o education an the study o revolutionary principles. A lawer banner declared in French, "Mitherland or Daith, We Shall Owercome".