The Flag of Grenada

The flag of Grenada is a rectangular banner that consists of a red border around the entire flag, which features six gold stars. Inside the border, the flag is divided into four triangles of yellow at the top and bottom and green at the hoist and fly, with a left-facing red circle in the center containing a gold star. Inside the circle, a nutmeg pod is depicted on the left side, symbolizing one of Grenada's most significant exports. The green color represents agriculture, the yellow sunshine, and the red the courage and vitality of the people. The stars stand for the six parishes, with the center star representing the capital, St. George's.

The Flag of Grenada

History

The flag of Grenada was officially adopted on February 7, 1974, upon the country's independence from the United Kingdom. The flag was designed by Anthony C. George of Soubise in Saint Andrew Parish. The elements of the flag symbolize various aspects of Grenadian culture and its environment. The inclusion of nutmeg in the flag's design highlights its economic significance to Grenada, often referred to as the 'Isle of Spice' due to its large export of nutmeg and mace crops. The transition to this flag marked Grenada's new status as an independent nation, moving away from its colonial past and embracing a unique identity symbolized through the flag's colors and symbols.