The National Flag of Grenada represents the distillation of a national effort to produce an emblem of a nation that can stand for all time and which incorporates simplicity of form, a pleasing visual quality and, not least, is symbolic of the confidence, hope and aspirations of a courageous people accepting the challenge of nationhood.
The components of the flag have the following significance:
- Red: represents the fervour of the people, their courage and vitality - their burning aspiration to be free. The red border is indicative of their dedication to preserve harmony and unity of spirit.
- Gold: the colour representative of wisdom also holds significance for Grenadians - a representation of the sun, their islands in the sun, the warmth and friendliness to their people.
- Green: symbolises the fertility of the land, the lush vegetation and the island’s agriculture.
- The Seven Gold Stars: represents the seven parishes and the hopes and aspirations and ideas upon which the nation was founded.
- The Nutmeg: represents the reputation as the Isle of Spice and its traditional link with the economy.
The Flag of Grenada was designed by Anthony C. George of Soubise in the Parish of St. Andrew. Grenada received independence from the United Kingdom on February 7, 1974 and adopted its flag on this day.
The dimensions of the National Flag shall be in the following proportions:
Flown on land: five to three (5:3)
Flown on Sea: two to one (2:1)
The following code should be observed in relation to the flag:
- The flag is to be regarded as the sacred emblem of the nation to be paid due reverence and devotion by all its citizens.
- The flag should never be allowed to touch the ground or floor nor should it be flown or used for purely decorative purposes on anything that is for temporary use and likely to be discarded, except on state occasions.
- The National Flag should not be flown after sunset, except inside a building. However, on important ceremonial occasions, the flag may be displayed in the open after sunset when it should be floodlit if possible.
- The flag should be flown on all government and municipal buildings and offices, on or near the main administrative building, but it is recommended if possible each day it should be lowered at sundown and raised at 8:00am.
- No other flag should be placed above or to the right of the Grenadian Flag, except at foreign embassies, consulates and missions.