Jamaican Flag

Green, Yellow and Black

The flag itself

The Jamaican flag has three colours: green, yellow, and black. It was adopted on August 6, 1962. A diagonal yellow cross divides the Jamaican flag into four triangles - green (top and bottom) and black (hoist side and outer side).

Meaning:


  • Yellow - a symbol of sunshine and natural resources
  • Green - the land and hope for the future
  • Black - the burdens borne by the people