The Jamaica Flag

subscribe here if new
Custom Search




Without a doubt, the Jamaica flag is the most symbolic item that is used to demonstrate Jamaican patriotism.

Therese days it is very popular at national events, particularly sports. I tell you, I don't believe any other nation take it the way we do now.

This new found favour and approval may have started with the 1998 football (soccer) world up qualifiers when professor Rene Simoes successfully drummed up support for the national team (The Reggae Boyz)

[We eventually qualified for the world cup and made history] More on Football in Jamaica Here

Back then, everywhere you go and almost every other person you meet owns a small portable flag! Of course the number of flags at the matches themselves was another story! [I am sure we may have broken some of the codes then-see below]

The Jamaica Flag - Here is probably what you never knew.

Design

A bipartisan committee of the Jamaica House of Representatives designed the Jamaican Flag which consists of a diagonal cross with four triangles placed side by side.

The diagonal cross is gold; the top and bottom triangles are green; and the hoist and fly (side) triangles are black.

Symbolism

"The sun shineth, the land is green and the people are strong and creative" is the symbolism of the colours of the flag.

Black depicts the strength and creativity of the people; Gold, the natural wealth and beauty of sunlight; and green, hope and agricultural resources.

Code for use of the Jamaican Flag

  1. The flag should never be smaller than any other flag flown at the same time.
  2. The Jamaican flag should never be allowed to touch the ground or floor. It should not be flown or used only for decorative purposes on anything that is for temporary use and is likely to be discarded, except on state occasions.
  3. When the flag becomes worn and must be replaced, burn it.
  4. The flag shouldn’t be draped over vehicles, except on military, police and state occasions.
  5. Do not place any other flag above or to the right of the Jamaican flag, except at foreign embassies, consulates and missions.
  6. Do not raise any foreign flag publicly, unless the Jamaican flag is also flown, except at foreign embassies, consulates and missions.

Did you noticed the attitude and pride in the code of use for the flag?

Yes, scroll back up and at items 1 and 5, for example. So you see, it does mean a lot to us.

...even more informative pages about Jamaica below:

Return to National Symbols of Jamaica from Jamaica Flag OR
Return to My Island Jamaica from Jamaica Flag

Looking For Something Special? 

In most cases, we have what you are looking for. Just search the entire site using this Google Search bar (below).

Custom Search

Great Articles You Might Have Missed

New! Comments

Have your say about what you just read! Leave me a comment in the box below.
wellesley gayle 2017

Was The Information Helpful?

Great! Please help me get the message out by sharing with your friends on social media (links below)

You are also welcome to join my special friends list and receive exclusive updates (like this), tips, trivia and stories from lovers of Jamaica! Just enter...

Also connect with My-Island-Jamaica.com on Social Media: 
Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Youtube

Thank You!

Need More Help?

We have a cherry list of top Jamaican companies that might be able to help you. Please click here to see them, our preferred partners and site sponsors.

copyscpe
Top Of Page
Wellesley Gayle

What's New? Click Here And See

SEARCH THE SITE



Site Sponsors

jamaica_click_down_here_visit_our_sponsors

Our Preferred Sponsors (below)

(Our Sponsorship Policy)

Luna Sea Inn
Luna Sea Inn Photographers in Jamaica
Wedding Photographers
Jamaican Souvenirs
Best Jamaican Souvenirs Cars For Sale In Jamaica
Cars For Sale

Click Here to Visit Our Sponsors' Page

Did You Miss These?

What's New?

Below is a list of the very latest articles I posted on the site.

Recent Articles

  1. Topaz Dream Palace Villa

    Aug 17, 17 06:00 PM

    Welcome to our Topaz Dream Palace in a very safe, middle-class neighborhood, with four bedrooms for guests, two on each floor, plus a private one-bedroom

    Read More

  2. Sunshinedestiny Tours Jamaica

    Aug 17, 17 05:44 PM

    Our transportation service was established with a dream to become one of the best transportation option in Jamaica. We set out to achieve this by offering

    Read More

  3. 11 Jamaican Food Recipes that everyone is craving

    Aug 14, 17 12:45 AM

    Discover the 11 Jamaican Food Recipes that everyone is craving! Download the brand new Jamaica Sweet Treats ebook right now.

    Read More

  4. Joke - who is following you

    Aug 11, 17 10:49 AM

    There was this little boy whose mother took him and his friend to school every morning about a block away. One day his mother realizes that another mother

    Read More

New!  I've created a Welcome Audio. Just click the Play button below to listen.

Please subscribe here to get my latest updates.