The Flag of Trinidad and Tobago

The flag of Trinidad and Tobago consists of a red field with a white-edged black diagonal band from the upper hoist-side to the lower fly-side. The red symbolizes the warmth and energy of the sun, the vitality of the land, and the courage and friendliness of its people. The black represents the wealth of the land and the dedication of the people, while the white bands stand for the sea connecting the islands and the purity of the country's aspirations.

The Flag of Trinidad and Tobago

History

The flag of Trinidad and Tobago was adopted upon the country's independence from the United Kingdom on August 31, 1962. It was selected as the winning design from a national competition held in the lead-up to independence. The flag was designed by Carlisle Chang, a renowned artist and designer from Trinidad. The selection of the flag was part of the broader effort to establish national symbols that would reflect the identity, heritage, and aspirations of Trinidad and Tobago as a newly independent nation. Since its adoption, the flag has come to be a powerful symbol of national pride and unity for the people of Trinidad and Tobago.