The Italian flag commonly referred to as Tricolore in Italian is a rectangular flag that consists of three vertical equally sized pales of green, white and red color. The flag was officially adopted since the 1st of January 1948. Italy celebrates the national flag day every year on the 7th of January. The Italian flag is originally inspired by the French flag. The different colors in the Italian flag symbolize Italy itself. White in the center represents the Snowy Alps mountain range, green on the hoist side symbolizes the plan and hilly region of the country and red symbolizes the bloodshed in the Italian independence wars.