The National Flag of France, is one of the country's national symbols. According to the Constitution, the French flag is a tricolor flag of red, white, and blue, from the fly to the hoist side. However, there are two versions of the flag in use in the country. One is a dark version, while the other is a light version. The dark version of the French flag was adopted on February 15, 1794,while the lighter version was adopted in 1976, mainly for use by the government in televised speeches.