The Jamaica National Flag was first hoisted on Independence Day, August 6, 1962.
Design and Colours
The flag has a diagonal cross or ‘saltire’ with four triangles in juxtaposition. The flag’s diagonal cross is gold; the top and bottom triangles are green; and the hoist and fly (side) triangles are black.
“The sun shineth; the land is green; and the people are strong and creative” is the symbolism of the Jamaican National Flag.
• BLACK stands for the strength and creativity of the people.
• GOLD represents the natural wealth of the country and the beauty of the sunlight.
• GREEN signifies hope and agricultural resources.
For more information, please contact:
The Protocol Division
Office of the Prime Minister
1 Devon Road, Kingston 10
Jamaica, W I
Tel: (876) 927-9941-3; 929-8880-5 Ext. 2188