The Bahamas National Symbols The Bahamian Flag The colors of the Bahamian flag are black, gold

and aquamarine. The black represents the Bahamian people, the gold represents the sun and the aquamarine is a symbol of our crystal clear waters.

The National Flower The yellow elder (Tecoma stans) is a tubular yellow flower with ultra-fine red stripes on each petal. It grows wild in The Bahamas, but is usually improved through cultivation. The Yellow Elder Tree may reach a height of nearly twenty feet. The blooming period is from October to December, diminishing by March.

The National Tree Lignum Vitae or 'tree of life' (Guaiacum sanctum) is a very heavy wood characterized by clusters of small blue flowers at the branch tips.
The Lignum Vitae Flower

The national motto is draped across the base of the coat of arms. while the motto "Forward Upward Onward Together" heralds to the direction and manner in which the Bahamian nation should move.The National Bird Pink Flamingo The National Fish Blue Marlin The Coat Of Arms The Bahamas’ coat of arms is a composition of things indigenous to these islands. . flagship of Christopher Columbus. symbolic of the natural vegetation. The top of the crest is composed of wavy green palm fronds. The Santa Maria. A flamingo. The crest of the arms. The shield is charged with a resplendent or radiant sun to signify the world-famous balmy resort climate. symbolises the marine life of The Bahamas. appears on the shield of the coat of arms. and it also connotes the bright future of these islands. the national bird. Wavy barrulets of blue symbolise the waters of The Bahamas. and a silvery blue marlin support the shield. a light pink conch shell.

'Til the road you've trod leads unto your God. Steady sunward. though' the weather hide the wide and treacherous shoal. March on to glory.National Anthem Lift up your head to the rising sun. your bright banners waving high. march together to a common loftier goal. Bahama-land. Lift up your head to the rising sun. Pressing onward. Bahama Land. Bahama Land. through love and unity. National Holidays New Year's Day (January 1) Good Friday (Friday before Easter) Easter Monday (March/April) Whit Monday (7th Monday after Easter) Labor Day (1st Friday in June) Independence Day (July 10) Emancipation Day (1st Monday in August) Discovery Day (October 12) Christmas Day (December 25) Boxing Day (December 26) . March on. See how the world marks the manner of your bearing Pledge to excel.

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