The Sacuanjoche called "Flor de Palo" or
"Flor de Mayo"
flag is the symbol representing our country. It consists of three
horizontal stripes: a white stripe in the middle and two blue stripes
on either side. In the white center stripe is the national seal which
consists of a triangle of three equal sides. The triangle symbolizes
the equality that should reign amongst all Nicaraguans. Within the
seal are the images of five volcanoes representing the five countries
which achieved their independence from Spain un 1821. These volcanoes
arise from an image of water which represents the oceans that border
Central America on either side. Inside the seal there is a red cap
which symbolizes freedom. Freedom is like the sun whose rays shine
down on Central America. Those rays radiate from behind the red cap as
if this symbol were the sun itself. Above the red cap is a rainbow,
which represents the hope of all Nicaraguans for a prosperous and ever
better Nicaragua. Surrounding the triangle are inscriptions which
read: "Republic of Nicaragua, Central America".
* Source: Permanent Mission of
Nicaragua to the OAS.
Updated: 8 May 2008