Antigua and Barbuda adopted this flag on February 27, 1967, when they became a self-governing colony. The twin islands gained independence from the British in 1981, after nearly 350 years of colonialism. This flag was designed by Sir Reginald Samuel, a high school art teacher, whose design won in a contest of more than 600 locals. The star/sun represents the dawn of a new era, the red represents the energy of the people, and the black represent’s the people’s African heritage. The yellow, white, and blue combination represents sun, sand, and sea. The flag is finished with a sturdy white canvas heading and grommets. Its image is dyed, single-sided, and reversed on the back. This flag is used by Antigua and Barbuda’s government and displayed at the U. N. Headquarters in New York. Please Note: This flag is made to order. Please allow up to 2 weeks for shipping. The Antigua and Barbuda Economy Polyester Flag is made from economy polyester in China.