jamaican flag meaning: yellow, green and black

jamaican flag, jamaican flags, jamaica flag, jamaica flagsThe Jamaican flag! Wow, something so special. I have been seeing this flag in many places since I was a little girl, but never truly understanding its beauty until I was in my 30s.
When I look at the Jamaican national flag, I see, strength…two big yellow stripes criss crossing each other to make an x, surrounded by green and of course black.

“i love Jamaica” stickers with the Jamaican national flag

I remember when I was a little girl, I would be sitting in the back seat of my moms car. We would go into one of the predominantly Jamaican neighbourhoods in Toronto, say “eglinton ave” as its known, and there would be these “I love Jamaica” bumper stickers on the bumper of peoples cars. It would usually include the Jamaican flag spread across to cover the sticker length. Most were shimmery, and very pretty. I remember the pride I would sense from the driver when I viewed sticker sitting on his or her bumper. That little yellow “x”, surrounded by the green and the black. Back then it meant nothing to me, but as I got older I started to notice those “i love jamaica bumper stickers” even more.

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Island of Jamaica #1 for Caribbean vacation

I have met many people who have traveled to many places. They often tell me, Jamaica was their favorite vacation hot spot. A Jamaican vacation has so much to offer. Such as, the Rastafarians and their down to earth teachings of Jah, Love and life. The love and welcome personalities of the Jamaican people, the white sandy beaches, and of course, the spicy, yet tasty Jamaican cooking. If you have ever vacationed in jamaica, then you know what it means to “fall in love” with a jamaica.

jamaican sprinters during the olympics – now that’s entertainment!

I am sure I am not the only one who does this…I loooove to watch the Jamaican sprinters during the olympics. Oh my! They make me feel so proud to be a jamaican. Never mind pride, those sprinters are sexy, both the men and the women. I get to see sexy strong Jamaicans winning in the olympics, oh my I just enjoy that so much. They where the yellow and green from the jamaican flag and look amazing. If you havent watched this, watch it the next time it comes on T.V. Jah Rastafari.

bob Marley and the Jamaican flag

bob Marley, a Rastafarian and a reggae music singer, Put Jamaica, on the map so to speak, in so many ways. Internationally people loved bob Marley’s music, and still love his music today. Bob Marley music is classic. When I think of Bob Marley, the 3 things that come to mind are, Rastafarian religion, smoking some nice sensi, and of course Jamaica. Many people knowhow  to have the rastavibes, and to perform it on stage in front of millions. I like to think much of that talent, is due to being a jamaican. Buy a bob marley flag just like this picture click here.

reggae music and the jamaican flag

reggae music is a big part of the jamaican flag history. Wherever you find reggae music, you will find the jamaican flag. Wherever you find the jamaican flag, you will most likely find reggae music. Oh my it’s so beautiful. Reggae music is what popularized the jamaican flag. And since as far back as…well a long time people have known and loved reggae music. Now you don’t have to be jamaican to have the jamaican flag displayed in your home or car. Many people who are not jamaican also like to “biggup” the jamaican national flag.

Toronto celebrates Jamaica in the Caribbean Caribana Festival and Parade

Carribana is one of the most popular summer events in my city. Torontonians love the Caribbean culture and love the annual carribana street parade!  All the islands of the Caribbean are celebrated by displaying a float all about that particular island. The  Jamaican “float” is always widely anticipated by many. Spectators line up on the side of the road and wait patiently to see, the many colorful costumes, hear the island music, and check out the men and women in their skimpy outfits, dancing by to  island beat. lol!  I go just to see what the Jamaican “float” will look like year after year.  People from the united states, people from the Caribbean, people from Scotland, england…people come from all over the world come to enjoy the carribana Toronto summer festival. Just for your information carribana was started in Trinidad, so we have to big up Trinidad too.

jamaican national flag color meanings

What do the colors of the Jamaican national Flag represent?
color yellow meaning on the jamaican flag: Represents the Sunshine in Jamaica. It is a key part of everything Jamaican. The food, the relaxed atmosphere, the black skin, the coconut trees, and many tourists who come to bask in the Caribbean sunshine.


color green meaning on the jamaican flag: Represents the luscious greenery. The Palm Trees, the cane fields, the “herb” fields, the many fruit trees, such as mango trees. The many bush and spice we use in ital Rasta cooking, and to season meat and chicken.
color black meaning on the jamaican flag: Represents the beautiful black people of Jamaica. Warm, inviting, talented, passionate, and caring. Vacationing in jamaica is one of the best vacations a person could have.

jamaican traditions associated with the jamaican flag

Jamaica has many traditions. Here is a list of some we are known for internationally

  • ackee and salt fish breakfast
  • curry goat dinner
  • rice and peas
  • reggae music
  • dancing all night
  • jamaican rum
  • Rastafari and Rastafarian religion
  • high-grade
  • ital Rasta “vegetarian cooking”
  • the big jamaican flag

reggae music and Jamaican people are synonymous with the Jamaican flag

Reggae music is so sweet. Especially Rasta reggae. Some Garnett silk, some Gregory Isaacs, some Dennis brown, some bob Marley, some Barrington levy, there are so many talented reggae artists of jamaica. The jamaican people believe in creativity and sharing that creativity with others.
jamaican take out shops, jamaican food, and the jamaican flag.
Just about every jamaican take out shop in Toronto has the jamaican flag proudly displayed, for all customers and employees to see. Why shouldnt they, Jamaican food is some the best food, world-wide. We are known for our tasty, jerk chicken, rice and peas, curry goat, and of course, Rasta ital cooking. Yes keep showing that jamaican flag, it makes me feel so proud.
I dedicate this article to all who love jamaica. Blessings, One Love! to learn more about jamaican culture visit jamaicans.com Read Rasta Way of Life.

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8 thoughts on “jamaican flag meaning: yellow, green and black

  1. i luv akee and salt fish(cod) the food is sooo flaverful i love jamaica and its history theres plantain and avacado that pic represents authentic jamaican food thats the best it can get!!!!

  2. I love that you have posted all this info. I will be giving a speech in school very soon about Jamaica, but growing up in Jamaica I was told that the black in the flag colours meant heartship there are. I understood that because Jamaican people aren’t just black we are of different color and creed.

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