Friday, 9 October 2015

31 Days of Where I live (Day 9) - The Flag





Day 9 of write 31.

Trinidad and Tobago is a rather "young" nation in that we only got independence in 1962. At which time we chose our own flag.



Previously we flew the British flag. Trinidad and Tobago used a British blue ensign defaced with a circular badge depicting a ship arriving in front of a mountain.



A red background with white and black horizontal stripes in the centre.

The red symbolises the sun which plentiful and hot here in the Caribbean, the fire of the people. It represents courage.

The black symbolises the earth representing dedication.

The white symbolises water representing purity and equality.



If you would like to learn more about writing for 31 days in a row, please visit www.write31days.com and learn more about it. I chose the "Too Awesome to Categorize" category for my own blog this month.