The Flag of Honduras

The flag of Honduras consists of three horizontal stripes: the top and bottom stripes are blue, and the middle stripe is white. In the center of the white stripe, there are five blue stars arranged in an X pattern. The blue stripes represent the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea that flank Honduras, while the white stripe symbolizes peace. The five stars stand for the five nations of the former Federal Republic of Central America: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua.

The Flag of Honduras

History

The flag of Honduras was adopted on March 7, 1866, following the dissolution of the Federal Republic of Central America in 1840, which Honduras was a part of. The design of the flag was inspired by the flag of the Federal Republic of Central America, which also featured blue and white stripes, symbolizing the unity and the dream of a Central American federation. The five stars were specifically added to the Honduran flag to represent the hope that the five nations of the former federation would once again unite. Over the years, the flag has become a symbol of national pride and unity for the people of Honduras.