Lucian artist Dunstan St. Omer, designer of the National Flag, has
described it as follows:
1- On a plain blue field, a device consisting of a white and black
triangular shape, at the base of which a golden
triangle occupies a central position.
2- The Triangles are superimposed on one another the black on the
white, and the gold on the black. The black ends as a three-pointed
star in the centre of the flag.
3- The width of the white part of the triangle is one-and-a-half
inches on both sides of the black. The distance between the peaks of
the black and white triangles is four inches.
4- The triangles share a common base the length of which is
one-third of the full length of the flag.
of the flag:
Cerulean Blue represents fidelity. This Blue reflects our tropical
sky and also our emerald surrounding waters- the Caribbean Sea and
the Atlantic Ocean.
2- Gold represents the prevailing sunshine in the Caribbean and
3- Black and white stand for the cultural influences- the white
part, the white culture; the black part, the black culture- the two
races living and working in unity.
4- The design impresses the dominance of the negro culture vis-a-vis
that of Europe, against a background of sunshine and ever-blue sea.
This is represented by the three triangles in the centre of the
flag, symbolising three pitons.
5- The Triangle, the shape of which is an isosceles triangle, is
reminiscent of the island's famous twin Pitons at Soufriere, rising
sheer out of the sea, towards the sky themselves, a symbol of the
hope and aspirations of the people.
emblems on the Coat of Arms and what they represent are:
The Tudor Rose: England.
Fleur de Lys: France.
The African Stool: Africa.
A beacon to light the
The St. Lucian Parrot Amazona versicolor: The National Bird
The Motto "THE LAND, THE PEOPLE, THE LIGHT".
Coat of Arms of Saint Lucia is the official seal of the Government
of Saint Lucia.
Rose and the Marguerite are the symbols of the two flower societies
of Saint Lucia. They emerged as winners of the National Flower
Competition in September 1985. The National Flowers are associated
with the Flower Festivals.
"The National Symbols of Saint Lucia", 2nd edition.
Published by the Ministry of Education, Culture & Labour,
Government of Saint Lucia. Print by: Voice Publishing Co.
(1953) Ltd. Information Provided by the Permanent Mission of Saint
Lucia to the OAS.
Updated: 12 May 2008