The name Liberia comes from the countries liberty and the flag was adopted on July 26, 1847 after gaining independence.
It was the home for freed US slaves. The flag of Liberia is similar to that of United States of America for the reason it was originally recognized as a colony of the USA.Many ships from different country has the flag of Liberia because it offers registration under its flag and most of the shipping companies follow this to avoid taxes and restrictions that other countries impose. This is also a source of the countries revenue. The flag of Liberia is designed to have six red and five white alternating horizontal stripes. Towards the hoist side in the upper corner there is a blue canton representing the African mainland with five pointed white single star. The horizontal stripes depict the signatories of the Liberian Declaration of Independence. Courage and moral excellence is symbolized by the red and white colour of the flag and the white star represents the freedom the ex-slaves were given and is also known as the "Lone Star".
The five-pointed star in the western world has strong associations with military power and war thus signifying the military of Liberia. Astrological star is a symbol of light meaning bright future. Actually thinking of a star we feel secure but free, and can be more loving, more accepting of other people. 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. If the collinear edges are joined together a pentagram is produced, which is the simplest of the universal star polygons, and a symbol of mystical and magical significance. By associating ourselves with the Star symbol, we are thinking of ourselves at the simplest, finest, level. It demonstrates 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. 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.
The blue colour is also considered more sociable. The colour blue and its importance were derived from the skin colour of Lord Krishna, who is revered as the divine flute player. The special energy of the second Moon was considered 'blue' or divine by Indian religious scholars and priests. Blue symbolizes knowledge, wisdom, honesty, tranquility, and peace. Blue is a symbol of cold for it is related to sky and deep sea. The white colour is precise, critical, and sincere and in the Liberia flag it is used as the symbol of purity. Red is active, daring, passionate, and optimistic. It enhances alertness and encourages activity. Red is held to be the most intense colour, the furthest from both black and white, and it is noteworthy that those languages which only have words for three basic colours always select black, white, and red. The red colour according to astrology signifies passion, warmth, vigor, strength and vitality which are also the nature of the people of Liberia. Red being related to fire and blood it is considered to be symbol of heat. It is even believed that red is the first colour used by human beings. Blue is idealistic, rational, honest, and tranquil.
In Numerology every number has a particular meaning. According to the astro reports the 6 number of horizontal red stripes denotes the nature of the people who are strong-willed and not easily swerved from their path. This number represents peace, harmony and cooperation. It also stands for aesthetics and love of beauty which is also the nature of people of Liberia. The 5 number of white horizontal stripes signifies severity, conflict and harmony through conflict. In Christianity, five were the wounds of Christ on the cross. There are five pillars of the Muslim faith and five daily times of prayer. The number 5 has always been regarded as mystical and magical, yet essentially 'human'. We have five fingers/toes on each limb extremity. We commonly note five senses - sight, hearing, smell, touch and taste. We perceive five stages or initiations in our lives - e.g. birth, adolescence, coitus, parenthood and death. The number 5 is associated with Mars. They have also limited to 1 number of star and machete for number 1signifies the leadership skills, goal-oriented, strong will power, courageous, unconventional, inventive and creative skills of the people of Liberia. The numerology for the country name Liberia is 2 which signify that the people are passionate, perceptive, peacemakers, diplomatic, always seeking harmony, and truthful, tough fighters when provoked.