Flag of Mon State

The flag of Mon State depicts a hamsa in the centre of a red background. The current flag was approved by the Mon State Hluttaw and officially adopted on 8 June 2018.[1]

Mon State
Flag of Mon State (2018).svg
Adopted8 June 2018[1]
DesignA red flag with a yellow hamsa in the centre
Flag of Mon State (old).svg
Variant flag of Mon State
UseFormer flag
DesignA blue flag with a yellow hamsa in the centre and "Mon State" written in Burmese underneath it

In local legend, the city of Bago, which was founded by the Mon people, was established on the location where a hamsa sought refuge during a massive flood, hence the adoption of the bird on the flag.[2]

Former flagEdit

Mon State's former flag, used until the adoption of the current flag on 8 June 2018, depicted a hamsa on a dark blue background and had "Mon State" (မွန်ပြည်နယ်) written underneath it.[3] The flag of Bago Region is very similar to the former flag of Mon State, but its hamsa and text have different proportions and designs.


  1. ^ a b Khant, Naung (8 June 2018). "Mon State Hluttaw approves picture of golden hamsa on red background as Mon State flag". Burma News International. Retrieved 21 August 2018.
  2. ^ Kuipers, Ludo. "Mon State | Flag | Myanmar | OzOutback". ozoutback.com.au. Retrieved 9 July 2018.
  3. ^ "Mon State (Myanmar)". www.crwflags.com. Retrieved 9 July 2018.