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Suriname, since 1975
Now Suriname’s current flag, that’s a nice looking flag. Good colour scheme, distinctive, well balanced. And best of all, the symbolism doesn’t involve any creepy racial colour coding.
The green symbolizes the fertility of Suriname with its multitude in possibilities; at the same time this colour depicts the hopeful expectations, the new Suriname. The white symbolizes justice; it also depicts freedom. The white bars of freedom and justice connect the green of the possibilities of the country with the (bright) red of renewal through the deeds of the nation. In the (bright) red colour, the bright orange (vermilion red), is depicted as the symbol for renewal and the carmine-red depicts the love which leads to deeds. The star symbolizes the unity of the nation and the yellow symbolizes the sacrifices made. The yellow star symbolizes the sacrificing harmony and the direction taken to a golden future. From its light the nation draws its strength to bear the sacrifices patiently and, with confidence in their own ability, to continue to devote themselves to country and nation.
(designer: Jacques Herman Pinas)