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Antigua and Barbuda flags

Antigua and Barbuda Flag:
Flag of Antigua and Barbuda

The flag of Antigua and Barbuda was officially adopted on February 27, 1967.

The sun represents the dawning of a new era, the red indicates the energy of the people, blue is hope and the black represents its African ancestry. The V shape is said to symbolize victory and the overall combination of yellow, blue and white represents the sun, sand and sea of this Caribbean island nation.

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Standard of the governor of Antigua and barbuda

Standard of the Governor of Antigua and Barbuda
(1967-1981)

Antigua and Barbuda Coat of Arms:
Coat of arms of Antigua and Barbuda

At the top of the Coat of Arms is a pineapple, a fruit for which the islands are famous. Supporting the shield are a pair of deer.

The design on the shield shows the sun, rising from a blue and white sea. The sun represents a new beginning, the black background represents the African origins of many of the nation's citizens. At the bottom of the shield, in front of the sea, sits a sugar mill.

At the bottom is a scroll containing the national motto: "Each endeavouring, all achieving".


Antigua & Barbuda Anthem

Antiguan/Barbudan Anthem:

  • Anthem Title: Fair Antigua, We Salute Thee
  • Composer: Walter Garnet Picart Chambers
  • Lyricist: Novelle Hamilton Richards
  • Year of Completion: 1967
  • Date of Adoption: 1981

The national anthem of Antigua and Barbuda is FairAntigua, We Salute Thee. The one responsible for composing the music was Walter Garnet Picart Chambers and lyrics by Novelle Hamilton Richards. It was officially adopted upon Antigua and Barbados’ independence in 1981. Being a part of the British Commonwealth, God Save the Queen also serves as the royal anthem.




Lyrics:

Fair Antigua, We Salute Thee

Fair Antigua and Barbuda

We thy sons and daughters stand

Strong and firm in peace or danger,

To safeguard our native land:

We commit ourselves to building

A true nation, brave and free!

Ever striving, ever seeking

Dwell in love and unity.

Raise the standard! Raise it boldly!

Answer now to duty call:

To the service of your country,

Sparing nothing giving all!

Gird your loins and join the battle

Gainst fear hate and poverty:

Each endeavouring, all achieving,

Live in peace where man is free!

God of nations, let thy blessing

Fall upon this land ours

Rain and sunshine ever sending

Fill her fields with crops and flowers:

We, her children do implore thee:

Give us strength, faith, loyalty:

Never failing, all enduring

To defend her liberty.





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