The flag of Samoa, also known as the “Flag of Western Samoa,” is a rich symbol of the country’s culture and history. It consists of a red field with a blue rectangle in the upper left corner. Five white stars represent the Southern Cross constellation on the charged blue rectangle. The red field signifies courage, while the blue symbolizes freedom. The stars represent the constellation often seen in the southern hemisphere, symbolizing Samoa’s location in the South Pacific. Adopted on February 24, 1949, the flag embodies the aspirations of the Samoan people. It symbolizes unity, freedom, and prosperity in their independent nation.