The flag of North Korea is known in the country as the “blue and red flag of the Republic” and has been the flag of North Korea since 1948. The prominent feature of the flag is its red star being the universal symbol of socialism and communism.
The red is said to represent the patriotism and determination of the Korean people. The white represents the unity of the Korean people, and the blue represents the desire to fight for international independence, peace, friendship and unity.
Others say that the red represents anti-Japanese sentiment and represents the bloodshed of the Korean people and the invincible might of our people firmly united to support the republic.
The flag of North Korea is banned in South Korea and is only allowed to be shown in official capacity such as during diplomatic events or international sporting events such as the Winter Olympics held in South Korea held in 2018.