The Flag of Belize

The flag of Belize features a royal blue field with two narrow red stripes at the top and bottom. In the center, it showcases Belize's coat of arms embraced by a green wreath. The flag's unique elements represent the nation's natural resources, culture, and people. It is one of the only national flags in the world to depict human beings, specifically, two woodcutters of different races, symbolizing the country's diversity and unity.

The Flag of Belize

History

The flag of Belize was officially adopted on September 21, 1981, the day Belize became independent from the United Kingdom. Its design is based on the winning entry of a national flag competition held in anticipation of independence. The flag's colors and elements are deeply rooted in the country's history. The blue and red are traditional colors used by the country's major political parties, while the coat of arms in the center dates back to 1907, symbolizing the logging industry that played a crucial role in Belize's economy. The addition of the red stripes was a later modification to ensure the flag represented both political parties at the time of independence, promoting a message of unity and national pride.