The Mauritius Flag was first hoisted on March 12, 1968 - the day of our independence from Great Britain.
It consists of four horizontal stripes of equal width, colored red, blue, yellow, and green.
Red symbolises the struggle for freedom and independence.
Blue represents the Indian Ocean in the middle of which Mauritius is situated.
Yellow symbolises the new light of independence shining over the island.
Green symbolises the agriculture of the island and its colour throughout the twelve months of the year.
The lyrics of the National Anthem of Mauritius were composed by Mauritian poet Jean Georges Prosper, whilst its music arrangement was set by Philippe Gentil, a member of the Mauritius Police Force’s band.
Glory to thee, Motherland
O Motherland of mine.
Sweet is thy beauty,
Sweet is thy fragrance,
Around thee we gather
As one people,
As one nation,
In peace, justice and liberty.
May God bless thee
For ever and ever.