Malawi Flag Colors & Meaning

Malawi flag
Color Palette
Black#0000000, 0, 00, 0, 0, 100
Red#CE1126206, 17, 380, 92, 82, 19
Green#339E3551, 158, 5368, 0, 66, 38

The flag of Malawi features a rising sun on a horizontal tricolor of black, red, and green. The black band, positioned at the top, symbolizes the African people, indicative of Malawi’s identity as a proud African nation. Below the black, the red stripe represents the blood of the struggle for freedom, acknowledging the sacrifices made in the fight for independence. The green band at the bottom signifies the ever-important agriculture and the lush, fertile land of Malawi, crucial to its economy and the livelihood of its people. At the heart of the flag, shifting slightly in its design over the years, the rising sun is a central element that illustrates the dawn of freedom and hope for the future across the nation. This sun initially appeared with a fuller form on the flag’s independence but was later stylized to enhance its symbolic representation of progress and the promise of a new era.