The National Flag
The National Flag is rectangular and is formed by two isosceles triangles, the bases of which are overlapping. One triangle is black and its height is equal to half length of the flag. In the centre of the black triangle there is a white star of five ends, meaning the light that guides. The white star one has one of its ends turned towards the upper right end of the flag. The remaining part of the flag is red.
The colors mean:
- Yellow : The traces of colonialism
- Black : The obscurantism that needs to be overcome
- Red : The struggle of nation deliberation
- White : Peace
There were several stamps issued by Timor-Leste on May 20, 2002, with the inscription “Independencia 2002” which one of the stamps include a USD $2.00 value showing the flag.
Australia Post has designed and printed the first postage stamps for newly independent East Timor. One of the four stamps shows the national flag, also the First Day Cover.