Celebrate one of the world’s biggest religions with a Buddhist Flag – a simple, yet powerful symbol of mindfulness and inner peace. Proudly made in America, this flag measures 3’ x 5’ with a design that stays true to its origins. Crafted from durable 100% nylon, our Buddhist flag combines strength with a lightweightness that can fly in lower wind speeds. The extra stitching ensures that fraying is kept at bay, making it a long-lasting emblem of Buddhist values. Its canvas header and brass grommets offer versatility and make this flag easy to display and secure to an outdoor flagpole.
- Made in America
- Measures 3’ x 5’
- Authentic design
- 100% nylon
- Extra stitching to prevent fraying
- Canvas header
- Brass grommets
History and Symbolism of the Buddhist Flag
The Buddhist flag was first designed in 1885 by a committee in the British Ceylon, which today is the country of Sri Lanka. It was hoisted on May 28, 1885, to celebrate Vesak Day, a major Buddhist festival. The six bands of the flag represent the colors of the Buddha’s aura that emanated when he attained Enlightenment. Blue represents the spirit of universal compassion, yellow is the Middle Way, red is the blessings of practice, white is the purity of Dhamma, and orange is wisdom. The last stripe, which combines all five colors, represents the overall aura or the truth of Buddha’s teachings.
Flag & Pole Size Recommendations for Outdoor Display
This flag is 3’ x 5’, which we recommend pairing with a 20’ outdoor pole or a residential flagpole. For flying the Buddhist and American flag on the same pole, the Buddhist flag should be below the American one.
We also offer a version of the Buddhist flag lined with three borders of gold fringe for formal indoor displays.