Flag of Vietnam
Adopted September 5, 1945
Designed by Nguyễn Hữu Tiến
Proportions 2:3 [1]

The flag of Vietnam is red with a large yellow five-pointed star in the center.[2]


The red background represents blood while the yellow foreground represents "the color of our race's skin," The five points of the star represent intellectuals, peasants, workers, traders and soldiers.

Also the red banner with a yellow star is a common symbol of socialism.


The current flag of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam is the flag of the Communist Party of Vietnam, a duplicated one of Fujian district Communist Party, China. The "yellow star on red background" flag of communist North Vietnam first made its official appearance in September 1945, when Ho Chi Minh proclaimed the independence of Vietnam. On July 2, 1976 (after surrender of the South Vietnamese forces) the flag was adopted by the united Socialist Republic of Vietnam.


South Vietnam

South Vietnam

As a communist symbol, the current Vietnamese flag is considered offensive by many overseas Vietnamese, they prefer to fly the flag of the former South Vietnam instead.


  1. Viet Nam at Flags of the World
  2. Flag of Vietnam at CIA World Factbook
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