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,
For peace, justice and liberty.
Beloved country, may God bless thee
ever and ever.
|Flag History||The red stripe represents the struggle for freedom and independence, the blue stripe stands for the color of the Indian Ocean. The yellow stripe symbolizes the new light of independence, and the green stripe represents agriculture and symbolizes the color of lush, green Mauritius throughout the year.|
|Flag Date of Adoption||9 January 1968|
|Flag Symbolism||four equal horizontal bands of red (top), blue, yellow, and green|