The Flag of the Solomon Islands

The flag of Solomon Islands is a vibrant representation of the country's cultural heritage and natural beauty. It features a blue field with five white stars in the shape of a diagonal cross, symbolizing the five main island groups. The upper triangle is green, representing the land, and the lower triangle is yellow, symbolizing the sun. A thin white fimbriation separates the green and blue fields, indicative of peace.

The Flag of the Solomon Islands

History

The flag of Solomon Islands was officially adopted on 18 November 1977, just prior to the nation's independence from British rule on 7 July 1978. The design was the result of a competition to create a national flag that could encapsulate the identity, aspirations, and the natural environment of the Solomon Islands. The chosen design successfully combined elements that represent the country's lush landscapes, the surrounding Pacific Ocean, and the bright sun that symbolizes a new dawn for the nation. The flag replaced the British Blue Ensign, which had represented the Solomon Islands during its time as a British protectorate.