Flag of Mauritius
|Design||Four horizontal bands of red, blue, yellow and green. |
The national flag of Mauritius, also known as the Four Bands and Les Quatre Bandes (French for "the four bands"), was adopted upon independence, March 12, 1968. 
Red represents the bloodshed at the time of slavery and colonisation; blue represents the Indian Ocean, in the middle of which Mauritius is situated; yellow represents the new light of independence shining over the island and the golden sunshine; green represents the lush vegetation of the island.