Flag of Barbados

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Barbados
Flag of Barbados.svg
Name The Broken Trident
Use National flag and civil ensign
Proportion 2:3
Adopted November 30, 1966
Design A vertical triband of ultramarine (hoist side and fly side) and gold with a black trident-head centered on the gold band
Designed by Grantley Prescod

The national flag of Barbados was officially adopted on 30 November 1966, the island's first Independence Day.

Design

It consists of a triband of two bands of ultramarine, which are said to stand for the ocean; separated by a golden middle band, representing the sand on the island. A black trident-head (commonly called the "broken trident"), is centred within the golden band.

The trident symbol was taken from Barbados' colonial badge, where the trident is shown with Britannia holding it. The broken lower part symbolises a symbolic break from its status as a colony.[1] The three points of the trident represent the three principles of democracy – 1) government of, 2) for, and 3) by the people.

The design for the flag was created by Grantley W. Prescod and was chosen from an open competition arranged by the Barbados government. Over a thousand entries were received.[2]

The official British Standard colour code numbers for the flag are: Ultramarine — BCC 148, Gold — BS O/002.[3]

See also

References

  1. Flag of Barbados, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Barbados)
  2. "Government of Barbados National Flag". Barbados.gov.bb. 12 November 2003. Retrieved 4 July 2010. 
  3. CHAPTER 300A NATIONAL EMBLEMS AND NATIONAL ANTHEM OF BARBADOS (REGULATION), World Intellectual Property Office (WIPO)

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