Initially Bosnia was one among the six federal units which also comprised Yugoslavia. After the independence of the country in 1992 a flag was used which was only replaced after the current flag of Bosnia which was adopted on Feb. 4, 1998.
The colour of the flag of Bosnia is blue signifying truth, dedication, justice and integrity and has seven white five pointed stars which run diagonally and vertically is on the hypotenuse side of the triangle. These stars descend from the left to the right side of the flag along the triangle and are infinite in number representing Europe. Apart from this there are two half white stars one at the upper end and the other at the lower end of the descending line of stars. To the right of this descending line of stars lies a yellow isosceles triangle which indicates liberality. The nation of Bosnia comprises of three sets of people namely the Croats, Bosniaks and Serbs which is signified by the three points in the triangle. The triangle is also said to represent the shape of Bosnia for because of its heart shape it is also called as the heart shaped country.
According to astrology star is a symbol of light meaning bright future. By associating ourselves with the Star symbol, we are thinking of ourselves at the simplest, finest, level and as the demonstration of our loving nature, even just a smile to a passer-by, can brighten other people's lives - can totally alter the course of a day for them - so letting the Starlight shine from our hearts has a way of touching them inwardly and that's the nature of the people of Bosnia.
The star is generally said to symbolize all our hopes and aspirations. It means balance between the gifts of life and our gift to life. Astrology says that the star is also connected with the symbol of good sheperd.The five-pointed star, if drawn with points of equal length and angles of 36° at each point, is sometimes termed a golden five pointed star. The golden five-pointed star is a very common ideogram in the western world, and has particularly strong associations with military power and war thus signifying the military of Bosnia. There is a yellow isosceles triangle on the right of the stars. Individuation is the dynamic of the triangle according to astrology and it signifies the daring personality of the people of Bosnia.
In many diverse cultures blue is significant in religious beliefs, brings peace, or is believed to keep the bad spirits away. Blue conveys importance and confidence without being somber or sinister and is long associated with intelligence, stability, unity, and conservatism thus predicting the nature of people of Bosnia. Blue offers depth,stability, trust, loyalty, wisdom and truth. It is a calming color and is attributed to the sign of Taurus and of Pisces but for different reasons. Taurus for its stability, expertise and solidity and Pisces for its spirituality, purity, healing and relationship to water. The white colour is precise, critical, and sincere and in the Bosnia flag it is used as the symbol of purity. Yellow colour of the triangle signifies the intellectual and communicative nature of people of Bosnia. It is used to produce detachment and reduce depression. Yellow is considered as the most positive of colours and the closest to pure light. It also symbolizes the Sun. For years yellow ribbons were worn as a sign of hope as women waited from their men to come marching home from war. Today, they are still used to welcome home loved ones and denotes active, daring, passionate, and optimistic. It enhances alertness and encourages activity.