Flag of Antigua and Barbuda

The flag of Antigua and Barbuda was Adopted 27 February 1967, when both the Islands became Independent. The design of the flag was created by Antiguan teacher Reginald Samuels. The flag refers to the past but also to better prospects for the future.

Flag of Antigua and Barbuda
Flag of Antigua and Barbuda

Flag of Antigua and Barbuda Design and Colour Scheme

A flag of Antigua and Barbuda was introduced in 1956 when the Federal Colony dispended. It is said that the flag was then a blue ensign with the union jack in the top left-hand corner and a new badge of Antigua in the centre-left.

  • The rising sun represents a new era
  • Two red triangles on the sides represent the energy of the local population
  • The black represents its African-American origins.
  • The Blue stands for hope
  • The gradual use of the tricolour of yellow, blue, and white evokes the sun, sea, and sand.

Brief History about the Flag of Antigua and Barbuda

Antigua came under British rule in 1632 and in 1871 Antigua and Barbuda became parts of the Federal Colony of the Leeward Islands The Flag of the Federal Colony of the Leeward Islands was a blue ensign with the Union Jack in the top left-hand corner and the badge of the British Leeward Islands.

A flag of Antigua and Barbuda was introduced in 1956 when the Federal Colony dispended. It is said that the flag was then a blue ensign with the union jack in the top left-hand corner and a new badge of Antigua in the centre-left.

Today’s flag of Antigua was introduced on the 27th of February in 1967. A competition to design the flag was held in which more than 600 local people entered. The winning design was put forth by nationally well-known artist and sculptor Sir Reginald Samuel.

The flag shows in a red base an on the top standing isosceles triangle. Above the white top of the triangle is positioned a blue bar, above that a golden rising sun on a black ground. The triangle should symbolize the V-sign victory, and the rising sun the beginning of a new era. Red stands for the dynamism of the people, blue for the hope and the ocean, black for the earth and the African legacy of the people, white for the sand. The colour-triad of yellow, blue and white should promote for tourism: sun, sea and sand.

 

Flag of Antigua and Barbuda
Flag of Antigua and Barbuda

 

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