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Dominica’s Flag

May 1st, 2007 (at 02:02am) Written by: Chris

Dominica’s flag showcases the island rich tradition and national symbols. With each element, colour, and symbol on the flag has a specific meaning.

  • The stars symbolize hope, but also represent each of the island’s parishes. Their equality in the circle symbolizes the equality of all people on Dominica.
  • The parrot is the national bird of Dominica and is shown on the flag and the coat of arms. It is a symbol of flying high and encourages islanders to aspire toward their loftiest goals.
  • The stripes symbolize the Trinity, and the cross that they form supports the Dominicans’ belief in God.
  • Red is the color of social justice.
  • Yellow is the color of sunshine and agriculture and is a symbol of the early Carib and Arawak tribes.
  • White represents the clarity of the rivers and waterfalls and the purity of the Dominican people.
  • Black represents the African heritage of many islanders, as well as the soil that supports the island’s agriculture.
  • Dark green was chosen as a symbol of the rich, green landscape, particularly the forests.

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