The Flag of Saint Lucia

The flag of Saint Lucia consists of a light blue field that represents the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. It features a golden isosceles triangle in the center, symbolizing sunshine and prosperity, flanked by two white edges symbolizing the purity and aspiration of the people, and two black triangles, representing the African heritage of many of the island's citizens. The black triangles are edged in white and intersect at their bases, symbolizing the Pitons, two volcanic cones and iconic landmarks of Saint Lucia.

The Flag of Saint Lucia

History

The flag of Saint Lucia was officially adopted on March 1, 1967, when the island became an associated state of the United Kingdom. The flag was designed by native artist Dunstan St Omer, reflecting a sense of nationalism and the distinct features of the island. The original design has undergone minor modifications, particularly in the size and placement of its symbols, to reach its current form. The flag's elements were carefully chosen to represent both the natural beauty of the island and the cultural heritage of its inhabitants, making it a powerful symbol of Saint Lucian identity.