Officially Adopted: January 11, 2021
On November 3, 2020, the new Mississippi state flag was approved by state referendum by the Commission to Redesign committee. The previous flag had an emblem of the confederate flag and was voted out after a national public outcry. This new flag passed and became the official state flag of Mississippi on January 11, 2021.
The design that features a white magnolia blossom is the official state flower, and “In God We Trust” is the official motto of the United States. The 20 stars signify Mississippi’s status as the 20th state admitted to the union, and a gold five-point star reflects Mississippi’s indigenous Native American tribes.