Red Squares: The blood of the heroes.
Blue Squares: Represents Progress and Freedom
White CrossUnity and Peace

The current flag of the Dominican Republic was flown for the first time on February 27, 1844, day of the Dominican independence.

The Dominican flag has in the middle a white cross that symbolizes unity and peace. It has four squares, two red and two blue. The blue squares represent the Dominican sky, progress, and freedom.  The red squares represent  the blood of the heroes that fought for the Dominican Republic.

At the center of the flag is the Dominican Republic’s coat of arms. Above the shield there is a blue ribbon with the national motto: Dios PatriaLibertad – God  Country-Fatherland Liberty