What does the flag of Rwanda symbolize

Meaning / origin of the coat of arms:Meaning / Origin of the Coat of Arms:The today's coat of arms of Rwanda (actually a seal) was intoduced - together with a new flag and a new anthem - on the 1st of February in 2002.The coat of arms shows national, African elements, a basket and two shields, but also a gear wheel, a sorghum plant, a coffee plant and, last but not least, the sun, which is also in the flag The coat of arms shows national, african elements, a basket and two shields, even a cogwheel a Sorghum plant, a coffee plant and not finally the sun, which appears in the flag too. The coat of arms also shows a golden in the upper part Banner with the name of the state in the Kinyarwanda language: "Republika Y'U Rwanda", below a gold banner with the motto of the country: "Ubumwe, Umurimo, Gukunda Igihugu" => "Unity, work, patriotism".
The two shields symbolize patriotism, the defense of national sovereignty, but also honesty and justice. The green ring that surrounds the coat of arms and ends in a knot at the lower end represents industrial development through joint efforts. The coat of arms shows furthermore in the upper part a golden banner with the name of the state in Kinyarwanda language: "Republika Y 'U Rwanda ", below a golden banner with the motto of the country:" Ubumwe, Umurimo, Gukunda Igihugu "=>" Unity, Work, Patriotism ".

The both shields symbolize the patriotism, the defense of the national sovereignty but even honesty and justice. The green ring wich surrounds the coat of arms and ends in a knot at the underneath end stands for industrial development by common efforts. Sickle, bow and arrow, as well as the country name and the motto of the country in French. The motto: "Liberté, Cooperation, Progrès" => "Freedom, Cooperation, Progress".
A dove and an olive branch above and below the shield stood for peace, the tools represented the work and the weapons the readiness for defense. In the background two red, yellow and green striped flags. The between the 1st of July in 1962 (day of independence) and the 1st of January in 2002 valid coat of arms showed a blazon with hoe, sickle, arrow and bow, as well as the name and the motto of the country in French language. The motto: "Liberté, Cooperation, Progrès" => "Freedom, Cooperation, Progress".

A pigeon and an oil twig above and below the shield stood for peace, the tools represented the work and the arms the readiness for defense. In the background two red-yellow-green striped flags.