The flag of Ethiopia consists of three equal horizontal bands of green, yellow, and red colors with the national emblem in the center. The green color represents the land and hope for the future, the yellow symbolizes peace and harmony, and the red symbolizes strength, courage, and the blood spilled in defense of the country. The national emblem in the center is a yellow pentagram, symbolizing the unity and equality of the country’s various ethnic and religious groups, surrounded by blue rays of light representing prosperity.