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Senegal's Flag and Motto
The flag of the Republic of Senegal is made of three vertical and equal stripes, green, golden, and red in color. It bears in the center of the golden stripe, a green five-pointed star.
For Muslims, green is the color of the Prophet's flag. For Christians, it is the symbol of hope. For Animists, it represents fertility.
Sign of wealth, the yellow evokes the fruits of labor for a people that have given the priority to solving economic issues, which are crucial for raising the population’s level of culture. This is the second purpose of the Senegalese nation. The yellow, or golden, is also the color of Arts and Letters; the color of the mind.
Red brings mind the color of blood, the color of life, and thus, the sacrifice of the whole Nation, but it also evokes the passionate commitment and strength that drive each one of our sons in fighting under-development.
The star is a sign often used in the Black-African symbolism. It has five points to show Senegal's opening to the five continents. It represents the sky as well as spiritual values, which are important for a people that relies on more than nutrition for life. It is green to show, more specifically, the hope of the Young Independence of the Republic of Senegal.
The motto of the Republic of Senegal is:
" One People – One Purpose – One Faith ".
It reflects our common will to live together; our desire (One Faith) for Unity (One People) in building a Nation (One Purpose).