Flying Your Saint Lucian Flag
Five Things To Know When Flying Your Saint Lucian Flag
Designed for Independence in 1979 by Saint Lucia’s most influential artist, the late Sir Dunstan St. Omer (24 October 1927 – 5 May 2015), our National Flag is full of cultural and historical significance.
The colours of cerulean blue and golden yellow tell a story of Caribbean sky, sea and sunshine, while a juxtaposition of triangles remind us of those iconic Pitons for which Saint Lucia is famous.
Black and white stand for the island’s cultural influences and social history, expressing the dominance of the Negro culture vis-à-vis that of Europe, representing the Independence vision of all races living and working in unity.
We love our eye-catching, significant flag, but did you know that there are some rules when flying yours this February 22?
758 Flag Etiquette
According to the rules on www.govt.lc: “A citizen may fly the flag on a day of special significance provided he flies from an upright staff on or in front of his dwelling or place of business.” Just make sure you know the dos and don'ts for showing off your Lucian pride!
- Never fly your Saint Lucian flag if it is faded or bleached. A torn flag should be repaired before being hoisted.
- Your flag-mast must be painted white.
- No other flag may be flown above the Saint Lucia flag so whenever several flags are flown on one mast, Saint Lucia is placed at the top.
- When the National Flag is flown with other flags it should be the first to be hoisted and the last to be lowered.
- The National Flag should not be flown in the open after 6pm except inside a building, except on important ceremonial occasions when if possible, it should be floodlit.
We invite you to celebrate Saint Lucia’s 40th Independence on February 22, 2019 - wherever you are!