Lesotho’s flag consists of a horizontal triband of blue, white, and green with a black hat in the center. Blue represents the sky and rain, white represents prosperity, and green represents peace. The center of the flag depicts a straw hat, call the Mokorotlo, that is widely used in Lesotho and is the culture symbol of the country. This flag was adopted on October 4th, 2006, forty years after the country gained its independence.