The Flag of the Bahamas

The flag of the Bahamas consists of three horizontal stripes of aquamarine, gold, and aquamarine, with a black equilateral triangle on the hoist. The aquamarine stripes symbolize the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean, the gold represents the sun and the beaches of the Bahamas, and the black triangle stands for the strength, vigor, and force of the Bahamian people.

The Flag of the Bahamas

History

The flag of the Bahamas was officially adopted on July 10, 1973, the day the Bahamas gained independence from the United Kingdom. Prior to this, the Bahamas used the British Blue Ensign with the Bahamian coat of arms as its flag when it was a British colony. The design of the current flag was the result of a national competition to design a new flag in anticipation of independence. The winning design was selected to symbolize the aspirations of the people of the Bahamas, reflecting both the natural beauty of the archipelago and the strength of its citizens.