The flag of Malawi features three horizontal stripes of black, red, and green, with a red rising sun at the center. The black stripe represents the people of Malawi, signifying their African heritage and strength. The red stripe symbolizes the bloodshed by Malawian martyrs in their struggle for independence. The green stripe represents the country’s lush vegetation and natural resources, as well as its agricultural wealth.

The rising sun is a symbol of hope for the nation’s future and the dawn of a new era of independence. Adopted in 1964, the flag reflects Malawi’s aspirations for unity, progress, and prosperity following its liberation from colonial rule.