Published On: Tue, Jul 1st, 2014

July 2, 2014, 30 years Curaçao flag

P1020021WILLEMSTAD – The government of Curacao has invited everyone to come to Brion plaza in downtown Otrabanda to celebrate the flag of our island.

The Flag of Curaçao represents the Country of Curaçao as well as the island area within the Netherlands Antilles from 1984 until its dissolution in 2010. The flag was not flown for Curaçao and Dependencies for which the flag of the Netherlands was used.

The flag is a blue field with a horizontal yellow stripe slightly below the midline and two white, five-pointed stars in the canton. The blue symbolises the sea and sky (the bottom and top blue sections, respectively) divided by a yellow stroke representing the bright sun which bathes the island. The two stars represent Curaçao and Klein Curaçao, but also 'Love and Happiness. The five points on each star symbolise the five continents from which Curaçao's people come.

The flag was designed in 1984 by Martin den Dulk. Curaçao had organized a small competition to choose the annual flag that will represent them. Martin den Dulk was one of the many participants but his interpretation of the flag won the judges over. He became first place and his flag became the flag of Curaçao.

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