The flag of Mauritius was adopted upon independence, March 12, 1968. It consists of four horizontal stripes of equal width, colored (from top to bottom) red, blue, yellow, and green. The flag was recorded at the College of Arms in London on 9 January 1968.
The civil ensign (for private vessels) and government ensign (for state vessels) are red and blue flags, respectively, each with the national flag in the canton and the coat of arms of Mauritius in the fly.
The flag of Mauritius consists of red, blue, yellow and green stripes which stand for:
* Red: For the blood shed in the struggle for independence
* Blue: the Indian Ocean, in the middle of which Mauritius is situated
* Yellow: the new light of independence shining over the island and the golden sunshine
* Green: the lush vegetation of the island.