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THE ST. LUCIA FLAG


ITS MEANING




The colors of the flag are blue, white, black and gold. The flag is constructed of triangles, the golden triangle being central.

Cerulean Blue, which reflects the tropical sky and the surrounding waters, stands for fidelity. Gold represents the prevailing sunshine and also prosperity. Black and white represent the cultural influences - two races living and working in unity. The Negro culture is represented as dominant. The triangles represent the pitons, including the island’s famous twin Pitons at Soufriere, rising sheer out of the sea, and are a  symbol of the hope and aspirations of the people.

The designer of the flag was Saint Lucian artist, Dunstan St. Omer.


ST. LUCIA'S COAT OF ARMS


ITS MEANING



The emblems on the Coat of Arms include a Tudor Rose representing England, the Fleur de lis representing France, a stool representing Africa, a Torch as a  Beacon to light the path, the

Saint Lucia Parrot, Amazona versicolor, the National Bird.


The Motto is " The Land, The People, The Light"


The Coat of Arms was designed by Sydney Bagshaw


 



ST. LUCIA'S NATIONAL ANTHEM



NOTES


Audio: Vocal

Audio: Instrumental



Sons and daughters of St. Lucia,

Love the land that gave us birth,

Land of beaches, hills and valleys,

Fairest isle of all the earth.

Wheresoever you may roam,

Love, oh love your island home.



Gone the times when nations battled

For this "Helen of the West",

Gone the days when strife and discord

Dimmed her children's toil and rest.

Dawns at last a brighter day,

Stretches out a glad new way.



May the good Lord bless our island,

Guard her sons from woe and harm!

May our people live united,

Strong in soul and strong in arm!

Justice, Truth and Charity,

Our ideal for ever be!





Lyrics By: Charles Jesse


Music By: Leton Felix Thomas



The anthem was adopted in 1967 when St. Lucia became self-governing. Upon independence in 1979, it was confirmed.





SAINT LUCIA’S SYMBOLS OF  NATIONHOOD