The Flag of Suriname

The flag of Suriname is a horizontal tricolor with green, white, and red bands. The green represents the fertility of the land, the white symbolizes justice and freedom, and the red stands for progress and love. In the center of the red band, there is a yellow five-pointed star that signifies unity and hope. The flag's distinct design and vibrant colors reflect the country's cultural diversity and aspirations.

The Flag of Suriname

History

Suriname's national flag was officially adopted on November 25, 1975, the day the country gained independence from the Netherlands. Prior to this, Suriname used the Dutch Tricolor as its flag when it was a colony and constituent country within the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The current flag was chosen from a national competition to find a flag that would represent the newly independent nation. The winning design was created by Jacques Herman Pinas, who sought to encapsulate the country's essence and its people's ambitions for the future. The introduction of the flag marked a significant step in Suriname's journey towards establishing its national identity and sovereignty.