The flag of Mongolia features three equal, vertical bands of red, blue, and red with the national emblem, a Soyombo symbol, in yellow centered on the hoist-side red band. The Soyombo symbol is a traditional Mongolian emblem consisting of a columnar arrangement of abstract and geometric representations that signify fire, sun, moon, earth, water, and the yin-yang symbol. The red stripes represent the everlasting fire of the Mongolian people, and the blue stripe symbolizes the eternal blue sky.