National Flag of Grenada

EMBASSY OF GRENADA

MOSCOW, RUSSIA

National Flag of Grenada

National Flag of Grenada

Adopted 7th February 1974

The National Flag of Grenada like our Coat–of– Arms, represents the distillation of a national effort to produce an emblem of our nation which is to stand for all time and which incorporates simplicity of form, a pleasing visual quality and not least, is symbolic of the confidence, hopes and aspirations of a courageous people accepting the challenge of nationhood.

The components of our Flag have the following significance:

Red: represents for us the fervour of our people, our courage and vitality―our burning aspiration to be free. The red border is indicative of our dedication to preserve our harmony and unity of spirit.

Gold: the colour representative of wisdom also holds significance for us as a representation of the sun, our islands in the sun, the warmth and friendliness of the people.

Green: symbolises the fertility of our land, our lush vegetation and our islands’ aEiculture.

The Seven Golden Stars: represent the seven parishes of our country and the hopes, aspirations and ideals upon which our nation is founded.

The Nutmeg: represent our reputation as the Isle of Spice and its traditional link with our economy.

Etiquette

  1. Dimensions of the National Flag. The dimensions of the National Flag shall be in the following proportions:― For Flags flown on land: five to three (5 :3). For Flags flown at sea: two to one (2:1).
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Display of the National Flag with other flags and emblems: No other Flag, colour, standard, ensign or other emblem should be displayed above or to the right of the National Flag; that is the observer’s left facing it. All other flags flown together with the National Flag of Grenada should be placed to the left of it.
  5. When the flags of two or more nations are displayed together they are to be flown from separate staffs of the same height and all the flags should be as far as possible; of the same size. The Flag of one nation should not be displayed above that of another.
  6. When the National Flag is flown in a group with local flags, standards, ensigns, or emblems, such as those belonging to our City, boroughs, institutions societies, organisations, etc., it should be at the centre and at the highest point in the group.
  1. When the National Flag and any other flag or flags are displayed from crossed staffs against a wall the National Flag should be on the right with its staff placed in front of any other staff.
  2. The Grenadian Flag should never be smaller than any other Flag flown at the same time. When the Flag becomes worn and must be replaced, it should be burnt and not used for any other purpose than that for which it was designed.
  3. No other flag should be placed above or to the right of the Grenadian Flag, except at Foreign Embassies, Consulates and Missions.
  4. Except at Foreign Embassies, Consulates and Missions―no Foreign Flag may be flown publicly unless the Flag of Grenada is also flown.
  5. All merchant ships of Grenadian registration should fly the Flag.
  6. The Flag when carried in procession with another flag or flags should be on the marching right, or, if there is a line off flags, in front of the centre of that line.
  7. The Flag should not be draped over vehicles of any sort except on Military, Police and State occasions.
  8. The Flag should be flown in or near every Polling Station on Election Day.
  9. The National Flag should not be dipped to any person or thing.
  10. The National Flag should not be used for purposes of adornment or advertising without the prior permission of the appropriate Government authority. It should not be printed on or reproduced on articles of clothing or furniture without permission as stated above.

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