The Provincial Flag of Newfoundland and Labrador
The provincial flag of Newfoundland and Labrador was officially adopted by the provincial legislature on May 28, 1980. It was designed by Newfoundland artist Christopher Pratt. The flag was first flown on Discovery Day, June 24, 1980.
What the colours represent:
Blue symbolizes the sea.
White represents snow and ice.
Red is for human effort.
Gold signifies our confidence in ourselves.
What the areas represent:
The blue triangles stand for our Commonwealth heritage in its similarity to Britain's Union Jack.
The red triangles represent the island and mainland portions of the province.
The gold arrow points toward our optimism for a bright future. When hung as a banner, the arrow closely resembles a sword - a reminder of the great sacrifice made by our province's war veterans.
The white centre incorporates the Christian cross, Beothuk and Naskapi ornamentation, and the maple leafs outline. The trident emphasizes
Newfoundland and Labrador's continued dependence on and connection to the fishery and marine resources.
The provincial flag symbolizes the past, present and future of Newfoundland and Labrador.