Size of this Costa Rica flag patch: 6.5 x 4 cm (2.56 x 1.57 inch)
The Costa Rican flag consists of five horizontal stripes:
- The top and bottom stripe are blue, which represents the sky, opportunities at reach, intellectual thinking, perseverance, infinite, eternity, and ideals of the religious and spiritual desires.
- The middle stripe is red, which stands for the warmth of the Costa Rican people, their love of life, their blood shed for freedom, and their generosity.
- The stripes above and below the red stripe are white, which symbolizes clear thinking, happiness, wisdom, power and beauty of the sky, initiative to search for new endeavors, and peace.
Fact about the Costa Rica flag patch:
The law in Costa Rica forbids citizens from flying any Costa Rican flags other than on national holidays, but this law isn't strictly enforced.