The Flag of Guatemala

The flag of Guatemala features three vertical stripes in the colors sky blue and white. The two outer stripes are sky blue, symbolizing peace and justice, while the central white stripe represents purity and integrity. In the center of the flag is Guatemala's coat of arms, which includes the Resplendent Quetzal, the national bird symbolizing liberty; a parchment scroll bearing the date of Central America's independence from Spain; crossed rifles indicating Guatemala's readiness to defend itself; and a laurel crown symbolizing victory.

The Flag of Guatemala

History

The flag of Guatemala was officially adopted on August 17, 1871, following the victory of the liberal forces led by Miguel García Granados and Justo Rufino Barrios in the so-called