Banner o Belize

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The banner o Belize is a continued version o the earlier banner o Breetish Honduras (the name o Belize durin the Breetish colonial period).

Breetish Honduras obtained a coat-o-airms on Januar 28, 1907, which formed the basis o the badge uised on Breetish ensigns. The coat o airms recaws the loggin industry that first led tae Breetish settlement there. The figures, tuils, an mahogany tree represents this industry. Frae 1950 onward an unoffeecial naitional banner wis in uise. It wis blue, wi a modified version o the airms on a white disc in the centre (sometimes a blank white circle wis uised as the coat o airms wis difficult tae draw). The naitional motto, Sub Umbra Floreo, meanin A Flourish in the Shade, is written in the lawer pairt o the coat-o-airms.

Description[eedit | eedit soorce]

The banner is ryal blue, wi a white disc at the centre containin the Naitional Coat o Airms held bi a white an a black man surroondit bi fifty mahogany leaves. The banner is bordered at top an bottom bi twa red stripes.

The colours on the banner are respectively those o the kintra's naitional pairties, the Fowk Unitit Pairty (PUP) an Unitit Democratic Pairty (Belize) (UDP). The UDP, established in 1973, haed objectit tae the oreeginal blue an white design, those twa colours being the PUP's representative colours. The twa red stripes at the top an bottom wur addit tae the oreeginal design at unthirldom. The coat o airms wis grantit in 1907. Red stripes wur addit tae denote the colour o the opposition pairty. Blue is the pairty colour o the PUP (People's United Party. The 50 leaves recaw 1950, the year PUP came tae pouer.

Uniqueness[eedit | eedit soorce]

The banner o Belize is unique in that it contains twal colours, three mair than on ony ither naitional banner.[1] It is an aa the anerlie kintra tae hae human beings depictit on its naitional banner, although the banners o Breetish dependencies Montserrat and the Virgin Islands an aa depict humans.

Ither banners[eedit | eedit soorce]

Banner o Breetish Honduras 1919-1981, (a similar banner wis uised frae 1870-1919)
This unoffeecial ceevil banner o Belize 1950-1981 wis the basis for the current naitional banner
The banner o the govrenor o Breetish Honduras afore 1981 wis this banner wi the coat-o-airms in the centre
Banner o the Govrenor-General o Belize 1981-present

See an aa[eedit | eedit soorce]

Coat o airms o Belize

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Belize Flag - Flags of Belize (http://www.belize.com/belize-flag.html)

Freemit airtins[eedit | eedit soorce]