Jamaican Flag

Jamaican Flag

Flag of Jamaican - Description of the Jamaican Flag

As the above picture of the Jamaican Flag indicates the background is tri-colored - green, black and yellow

A diagonal yellow cross divides the Jamaican flag into four triangles - green (top and bottom) and black (hoist side and outer side)

According to Ancient and Heraldic traditions much symbolism is associated with colors. The colors on the Jamaican flag represent the following more modern symbolism and illustrates the meaning and history of the Jamaican flag:

Yellow - a symbol of sunshine and natural resources

Green - the land and hope for the future

Black - the burdens borne by the people

The basic style shown in the picture of the Jamaican flag is described as Cross - reflecting the central design of the flag pattern

All Flag pictures depict flags flying, from the viewer's point of view, from left to right

The shape and flag ratio of the Jamaican flag is described as 1:2 ( length twice the height )

The Jamaican National Flag came into use on August 6, 1962

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