he flag of Antigua and Barbuda consists of a red background with a white inverted triangle at the center. Within the triangle, there is a black stylized hawk on the top of a blue and white rising sun. The colors of the flag represent different meanings: red symbolizes the energy of the people, blue represents hope, black stands for the African ancestry of the people, and white represents the sand and sea.
The history and meaning of the Antigua and Barbuda Flag
TThe sun symbolizes the dawning of a new era, and the hawk represents the country's national bird, the frigate bird. The flag was adopted on February 27, 1967, shortly before Antigua and Barbuda gained independence from the United Kingdom in 1981.