Honduras Flag Colors, Meaning & History

Honduras flag
Color Palette
Blue#0D3B9913, 59, 15392, 61, 0, 40
White#FFFFFF255, 255, 2550, 0, 0, 0

The Flag of Honduras is a bicolored flag that has three equal horizontal stripes arranged as blue-white-blue. The central white stripe includes five small blue stars that are five-pointed, and arranged in a quincuncial pattern.

Meaning of the Flag of Honduras

The two blue stripes on the upper and lower parts of the flag represent the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, in addition to symbolizing the blue sky and the brotherhood of people. The white part in the middle represents that land that exists between an ocean and a sea, in addition to the aspirations of the people of Honduras, peace, and purity of thoughts.  The five stars represent the five nations that once constituted the Federal Republic of Central America, including Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Guatemala. The stars represent the hope of the reunion of the five countries again.

History of the Honduras Flag

Honduras was under Mexican rule for a short period of time in the 1800s. Together with 4 other states of central America, they formed the Federal Republic of Central America and proclaimed their independence in 1823. The Federation flag of blue-white-blue colors was hoisted in Honduras. When Honduras left the federation in 1838, there were no changes made to the flag. In 1866, the five stars were added, and the new version was adopted as the official flag of Honduras. Although the design of the flag has not changed since then, several modifications were made. In 1898, the stars on the flag were made yellow, but that changed again in 1949 when the original flag with blue stars was re-adopted. In 2022, an official presidential decree changed the colors of the upper and lower stripes which were changed from blue to darker blue.