Monday, October 8, 2007

Flag of Barbados
The national flag of Barbados was officially adopted on November 30, 1966, the island's first Independence Day. It consists of a triband of two bands of ultramarine separated by a golden middle band. A black trident head is centred within the golden band. Irvin Burgie was the creator of the flag.
The trident head - also known as the 'broken trident' - symbolizes Barbados' independence from the United Kingdom (the colonial coat of arms contained a complete trident), and each point represents a point of democracy. The ultramarine bands symbolise the ocean and the sky, and the golden band symbolises the sand of Barbados.

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