The Seychelles flag is a flag with five oblique bands radiating from the bottom of the hoist side. The used colors in the flag are blue, green, red, yellow, white. The proportion of the Seychelles flag is 1:2. The Flag of the Seychelles was adopted in 1996. The first use of the current flag design was in 1996. The last change to the current Seychelles flag design was in 1996.
The flag consists of five different coloured bands (blue, yellow, red, white, and green) starting from one end and diverging towards the other end. The oblique bands symbolize a dynamic new country moving into the future. The colour blue depicts the sky and the sea that surrounds the Seychelles. Yellow is for the sun which gives light and life, red symbolizes the people and their determination to work for the future in unity and love, while the white band represents social justice and harmony. The green depicts the land and natural environment.
The original flag was adopted after independence on June 29, 1976. It had alternating blue and red triangles. Coincidentally the flag was almost identical to the Australian United Steam Navigation Company‘s flag.
In 1977, when president James Mancham was overthrown by France-Albert René, the old flag was abolished and the red, white and green flag based on the flag of the Seychelles People’s United Party came into use, which had a distinct wavy white stripe. The only significant difference between the national flag and SPUP’s flag was the depiction of the sun in the party’s flag which was not used in the country’s flag. The flag looked like a combination of the flag of the Latvian SSR and the Lithuanian SSR. When the party lost the majority in the elections, other parties demanded a change in the flag which led to a parliamentary approval of a new proposed design
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