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Banner o Burkina Faso

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Upper Volta banner

The banner o Burkina Faso is formed bi twa equal horizontal baunds o reid (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 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 that brocht Thomas Sankara tae pouer.[1]

National coat o airms[eedit | eedit soorce]

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".

Prior naitional banners an coat o airms[eedit | eedit soorce]

The oreeginal banner o Upper Volta, adoptit at unthirldom, contained three horizontal stripes o black, white, an reid. These colours representit the three major tributaries o the Volta River, which flows sooth throu 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 eddication an the study o revolutionary principles. A lawer banner declared in French, "Mitherland or Daith, We Shall Owercome".

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Smith, Whitney (2002). Flag Lore Of All Nations. Millbrook Press. p. 21. ISBN 0761317538.

Freemit airtins[eedit | eedit soorce]

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