Jamaican Flag

The Jamaican flag was adopted on August, 6, 1962 (Jamaican Independence Day), when the country gained its independence from Britain. It features the Pan-African colors of yellow, green and black, situated in the form of a Saint Andrew’s Cross, where the yellow represents the sun, green the land and vegetation (as well as hope), and black hardship (which was changed in 1996 to represent the people’s strength and creativity employed to overcome difficulties).

The flag was originally designed with horizontal stripes, but it was considered too similar to the flag design of Tanganyika at the time (which now comprises the mainland part of present-day Tanzania). It is also unique in that it is currently the only national flag to not contain the colors red, white, or blue in its design.

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