Jamaica National Symbols

Jamaica National Symbols are cherished proudly by Jamaicans as it speaks to our character as a people and nation. There are 6 six national symbols of Jamaica and each has an individual meaning.

The preparation for Jamaica’s independence in August 1962, demanded that many issues of varying degrees of importance within their particular national context had to be considered and agreement reached as to what might be finally acceptable to the nation at large. Among these were such matters as the choice of a national flag and anthem as well as a number of other emblems which the country and the world in general would grow to accept as a representative of the many facets of Jamaica’s political, cultural and economic life.

List of Jamaican National Symbols