Seychelles Flag Colors, Meaning & History

Seychelles flag
Color Palette
Blue#003F870, 63, 135100, 53, 0, 47
Yellow#FCD856252, 216, 860, 14, 66, 1
Red#D62828214, 40, 400, 81, 81, 16
White#FFFFFF255, 255, 2550, 0, 0, 0
Green#007A3D0, 122, 61100, 0, 50, 52

The flag of Seychelles has five colored oblique stripes that start from the bottom corner of the hoist side diverging towards the fly end and upper part of the flag. The bottom stripe is colored green, followed by a white stripe, above the white stripe there is a red stripe, followed by a yellow stripe. The color of the stripe close to the hoist side is blue.

Meaning of the Flag of Seychelles

The lines are to signify the country’s progress towards the future.  The blue color symbolizes the sky and the sea around Seychelles. The yellow color represents the sun, light, and life.  The red color represents the people in Seychelles, their love for the country, and their unity. The white color represents justice and harmony. The green color represents the country’s natural lands and landscape.

History of the Flag of Seychelles

Seychelles was under French rule, and then in 1810, Britain administered the islands. The British Blue Ensign was used with a badge to represent the country. In 1976, Seychelles gained independence and hoisted a flag that had a white X cross that divided the flag into 2 red and 2 blue triangles. In 1977, the first president of the country was overthrown, and the flag was changed. The flag chosen had a green and a red stripe separated by a wavy white stripe. In 1996, the multiparty system in the Seychelles chose the oblique bands with multicolor. It is still he official flag nowadays.