The flag of Poland comprises two horizontal stripes of equal width, the colour white on the upper side of the flag and the colour red on the lower side of the flag. The flag's ratio is 5:8. The Polish flag was officially adopted on 1 August 1919 following the country obtaining its independence from various European powers. Poland celebrates its official flag day on 2 May each year. The national flag day was established and first observed in 2004 with its purpose being to educate Polish people about the significance and history of Poland's various national symbols, including its flag.
The colours white and red were officially adopted as the national colours of Poland in 1831 and have been associated with the country through its royal banners for many centuries. The flag's colours of red and white are officially designated by the Polish constitution as the national colours of Poland. The colour white is said to represent a desire for peace whilst the colour red is said to represent socialism.
The Polish flag is similar to that of both Indonesia and Monaco, only with the red and white colours inverted and differences in the ratio of the respective flags.
The flag of Poland flies