Although the flag of Luxembourg had been used in the year 1848, it was officially adopted in 1972. The colors of the flag are white, red, and blue. The colors of the flag are said to be derived from the counts, dukes, and grand dukes of Luxembourg.
The colors were branded during the Belgian Revolution in 1830, and the flag was officially designed in 1845, ten years after Luxembourg finally declared its independence from Germany. Inspired by the flag in France, the colors of the flag in Luxembourg are based on the coat of arms of its Grand Duke, Count Henry, during the 13th century. It has a red lion with white and blue stripes in the background. Such a coat of arms may be dated back to the medieval times.
The flag in Luxembourg is also known to be a bit similar to that of Netherlands’ flag. The only major difference is that its blue color is considered lighter than the flag in Netherlands. The flag in Netherlands, aside from its darker blue color, also uses a less oblong shape. The great similarity between the flags of Netherlands and Luxembourg, however, does not have any historical connection. Such similarity is known to be purely coincidental.
Even though the flag, with its three colors and horizontal design, was fixed last June 12, 1845, it was not until the 23rd of June, 1972, that the flag was officially adopted. Until today, this flag has been in existence and it has been used as a symbol of independence in Luxembourg. Although it is a bit similar to that of Netherlands, the flag of Luxembourg still owns a trace of uniqueness. It is the main reason why people in Luxembourg still give their utmost respect to their flag.