The Flag of Curaçao

The flag of Curaçao features a deep blue field with a horizontal yellow stripe slightly below the midline and two white, five-pointed stars in the canton. The larger star represents Curaçao, while the smaller star symbolizes Klein Curaçao, a tiny island nearby. The blue epitomizes the sea and sky, the yellow stripe represents the sun and prosperity, and the white stars signify peace and happiness.

The Flag of Curaçao

History

The flag of Curaçao was officially adopted on July 2, 1984, after a public competition to design a national flag was held, reflecting the island's autonomy within the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The winning design was chosen from among 1,788 submissions. Its adoption marked a significant moment in Curaçao's journey towards greater self-governance and cultural identity. The flag's colors and symbols were chosen to embody the island's physical characteristics, its aspirations, and its heritage, blending local and European influences into a unique and meaningful emblem.