The Barbados flag was designed by Grantley W. Prescod and adopted on Barbados’ first Independence Day, November 30, 1966. The two vertical ultramarine stripes symbolize the ocean, while the yellow strip between them signifies the island’s sand. The black broken trident at the flag’s center was taken from Barbados’ colonial badge. The broken staff on the trident signifies a break from British colonial rule. The trident’s three points stand for the three principles of democracy: a government of, for, and by the people. This outdoor flag is made in China from reconomy polyester. 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 Barbados’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.