Flag of Samoa
|Design||A red field with a blue rectangle on the upper hoist-side quadrant bearing the Southern Cross of four white larger five-pointed stars and a smaller star in the center. |
The flag of Samoa was first adopted from February 24, 1949 for UN Trusteeships, and continuously applied for the state's independence on January 1, 1962. 
The five-pointed stars representing the Southern Cross constellation; red stands for courage, blue represents freedom, and white signifies purity.