What are the colors of Ethiopia flag?
The Ethiopia flag has 4 primary colors, which are green, yellow, red and blue.
The table below has the common and popular codes of these colors in HEX, RGB and CMYK formats along with Pantone (PMS), RAL and NCS (Natural Color System). Please note that HEX and RGB codes are to be used for digital works and web pages (including HTML and CSS) while the CMYK values are for printers.
The flag of Ethiopia is a green, yellow and red tricolour with the national emblem of the golden pentagram on a blue disk placed in the center. The three primary colors - green, gold and red - are traditional to the country having been used since the late 1800s. In fact, though its use has been prohibited by the government (The Federal Flag Proclamation - Proclamation 654/2009), it is not uncommon to see simple tricolour flags, ones without the pentagram emblem, being used around the country.
The three primary colors of green, yellow and red are symbolic of richness and fertility of the land as well as hope, religious freedom and peace and the "sacrifice of our fathers, who spilled their blood in defence of Ethiopia". More importantly, these colors have played an extremely important part in influencing the colors of the flags of several other African countries and important movements such as Rastafarianism, Pan-Africanism, Black Lives Matter etc. Ethiopia is the oldest independent nation in the continent of Africa and has been largely free from European colonisation.
What is the meaning of colors in the Ethiopia flag?
Green, yellow, red and blue, the four colors in the Ethiopia flag, stand for richness, fertility of our land and hope, religious freedom and peace, sacrifice of our fathers, who spilled their blood in defense of ethiopia and n. a., respectively. Also, specially in case of state flags, the meaning associated with the colors are generally endorsed by an official charter. However, at times the symbolism is simply understood by being descended from the culture of the land or has seeped so deeply into customs that, now, the two are inextricably linked. Please also note that there can be more than one meaning for the colors in the Ethiopia flag.