Flag of Saint Kitts and Nevis
|Flag of Saint Kitts and Nevis|
|Vexillological symbol :||?|
|Aspect ratio:||2: 3|
|Officially accepted:||September 19, 1983|
The flag of St. Kitts and Nevis was officially introduced on September 19, 1983.
- Green stands for fertility
- Red is a reminder of the struggle against slavery and colonization to achieve freedom
- Black represents the country's African heritage
- Yellow symbolizes year-round sunshine
On February 27, 1967, St. Christopher-Nevis-Anguilla received full internal autonomy and adopted its own flag: a vertical tricolor in green, yellow and blue with a black palm in a yellow stripe. The colors represent the flora, the tropical sun and the water of the Caribbean . The roots of the palm express growth, the three palm fronds stand for the three islands that grew out of a common trunk. Anguilla separated from the alliance on May 30, 1967, the flag remained valid for St. Christopher and Nevis.
Today's national flag of the country, which now bears the name St. Kitts and Nevis , was designed by Edrice Lewis-Viechweg, who taught at the Irish Town Primary School in Basseterre and now lives in Connecticut / USA . She won a national competition for which 258 entries were submitted.
More flags of St. Kitts and Nevis
Initially, the national flag was used in an aspect ratio of 1: 2 as a war flag at sea. Following the British tradition, St. Kitts and Nevis today uses the Georgskreuz (red cross on a white background) with the national flag in the canton.
Nevis uses its own yellow flag with a triangle and the national flag in the canton.
~ 3: 5 ? Flag of Nevis
- Smith / Neubecker: Coats of arms and flags of all nations, Munich 1980, ISBN 3-87045-183-1
- Sun St. Kitts / Nevis, July 24, 2008, National flag designer donates to students ( Memento of the original from September 7, 2017 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.
- Island Flave