Poland: Flag                                                    



  • Red and white have long been associated with Poland and its coat of arms.
    • White is said to represent hope for peace by the people.
    • Red refers to Poland’s socialist past.


  • The national flag was officially adopted in 1919.


  • Since 2004, Polish Flag Day is celebrated on May 2nd.


  • The flag may be seen with or without the coat of arms.


  • Polish school children learn this rhyme about the flag:


The flag flies when the wind blows.
And on this flag there's white and red.
Red for love, white for a pure heart.
Our national colors are beautiful.


  • The Polish flag is similar to the flags of Indonesia and Monaco (which are identical) except the red and white are reversed (image).