|RED||represents the struggle for freedom and independence|
|BLUE||represents the Indian Ocean in the middle of which Mauritius is situated|
|YELLOW||represents the new light of independence shining over the island|
|GREEN||represents the agriculture of Mauritius and its colour throughout the twelve months of the year|
The flag is in the proportion of 6 to 4 and consists of four equal horizontal stripes Red, Blue, Yellow and Green.
The British Standard colours and numbers for the colours are as follows:-