The Flag of Dominica

The flag of Dominica features a green field representing the lush vegetation of the island, with a cross that stretches to the edges and divides the flag into four quarters. The cross itself is composed of three colors: yellow, black, and white, which stand for the indigenous people, the fertile soil, and the pure water, respectively. In the center of the cross is a red disk bearing a Sisserou Parrot, a national symbol and an endemic species, encircled by ten green stars, symbolizing the island's ten parishes.

The Flag of Dominica

History

The flag of Dominica was officially adopted on November 3, 1978, the same day the country gained independence from Great Britain. The flag was designed by Alwin Bully, a playwright, artist, and cultural activist from Dominica, as part of a national competition to design a flag for the newly independent nation. The original design has undergone minor modifications, with the most recent change in 1988, which included a more naturalistic representation of the Sisserou Parrot and adjustments to the colors of the flag's cross. The evolution of the flag reflects Dominica's pride in its natural beauty, cultural heritage, and the aspiration for national unity and progress.