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A Pictorial of the Road to the Jamaican Flag

Flag of Jamaica 1957–1962

The Jamaican flag was adopted on Jamaica’s Independence Day, August 6th, 1962. Jamaica was the territory of The United Kingdom from 1655-1962. The road to the Jamaican Flag was short but memorable. The Jamaican national flag is one of the only flags worldwide that does not contain red, white, or blue. Here is a pictorial of the flags that flew in Jamaica leading to the final national flag.

The British Flag was flown over Jamaica 1655-1880

The British Flag was flown over Jamaica 1655-1880

 

Flag of Jamaica from 1875–1906

Flag of Jamaica 1906–1957

The Flag of Jamaica 1906–1957

 

 

 

 

Flag of Jamaica 1957–1962

The Flag of Jamaica 1957–1962

 

 

 

 

The Jamaican Flag 1962

The first proposed design for the Jamaican flag

The first proposed design for the Jamaican flag

Another proposal for the Jamaican flag

The Jamaican Flag

Did you know that the Jamaican flag is the ONLY flag of the 196 or so world flags that DOES NOT have red, blue or white in it?

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