Indonesia National Flag - Information
The national flag of Indonesia, officially called Sang Merah-Putih ("The Red and White"), has two equal horizontal bands of red (top) and white.



Indonesia Flag - Colors - meaning
Red stands for courage and sacrifice
White stands for purity and peace
Indonesia Flag - Colors - symbolism
Red represents human body (physical life)
White represents human soul (spiritual life or afterlife)
Indonesia Flag - History, Facts & information for kids
The official name for the national flag of Indonesia is Sang Merah-Putih ("The Red-and-White"). It is popularly known as Sang Saka Merah-Putih ("The Sacred Red-and-White") It is also referred to as Sang Dwiwarna ("The Bicolor")


Indonesia Flag - History, Facts & information for kids
Red and white colors were sacred in Austronesian mythology. They symbolize Mother Earth and Father Sky. Red and white colors features on the flag of the 13th century Majapahit Empire of Java. The red and white flag was prohibited by Dutch as Indonesian nationalists used red and white flags as an expression of nationalism against the Dutch colonial rule. Indonesia adopted the Red and White flag as the national flag on 17 August 1945, the day it proclaimed its independence from the Netherlands.
The Bendera Pusaka is the flag that was flown in front of Soekarno's house a few moments after he proclaimed Indonesia's independence on 17 August 1945. The original Bendera Pusaka was sewn by Mrs. Fatmawati Soekarno, and was hoisted every year in front of the presidential palace during the independence day ceremony. It was hoisted for the last time on 17 August 1968. Since then it has been preserved and replaced by a replica because the original flag was deemed to be too fragile.
Indonesia flag is similar to the flag of Monaco, which is shorter
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