Suriname Flag
    Suriname flag
    Adopted 25 November 1975
    Proportion 2:3
    Use National flag & ensign


    Flag of Suriname
    Suriname flag
    The national flag of Suriname consists of five horizontal bands of green (top, double width), white, red (quadruple width), white, and green (double width) with a yellow, five-pointed star centered in the red band.

    Suriname Flag symbolism - meaning
    Green symbolizes hope, fertility and verdant jungles and agricultural lands of Suriname
    Red stands for progress and love
    Yellow star represents the unity of all ethnic groups and a golden future for all of them and the spirit of sacrifice needed from the Surinamese to achieve that goal.
    White stands for peace, justice, and freedom
    Suriname flag history
    The pre-independence flag of Suriname, adopted in 1959, consisted of five colored stars connected by an ellipse. The colored stars represented the major ethnic groups that comprise the Surinamese population: the original Amerindians, the colonizing Europeans, the Africans brought in as slaves to work in plantations and the East Indians, Javanese and Chinese who came as indentured workers to replace the Africans who escaped slavery and settled in the hinterland. The ellipse represented the harmonious relationship amongst the groups.

    Suriname flag picture
    Flag of Suriname
    Suriname flag picture
    Flag of Suriname
    Suriname flag picture
    Flag of Suriname

Suriname Anthem