The Flag of Mari El is a rectangular cloth with a width to length ratio of 2:3, divided horizontally into three bands: upper - blue, medium - white, bottom - dark red, in the ratio 3:4:3. In the white stripe a dark red Mari cross is placed, with a height of 1 / 3 the height of the flag.
The symbol of the flag is a bear. The crown and the sword on the flag symbolizes nationhood and power, respectively. The base of the emblem is a shield which contains a sign which was there on the previous flag.