The flag of Guatemala consists of three vertical stripes, with two outer stripes colored light blue and the middle stripe white. In the center of the white stripe, there is the Guatemalan coat of arms. The coat of arms features a parchment scroll that reads “Libertad 15 de Septiembre de 1821” (Liberty September 15, 1821, which is the country’s Independence Day), two crossed rifles, and crossed swords with an olive branch and palm branch at the bottom.

The blue stripes represent the two oceans that border the country, the Pacific and the Atlantic. The white stripe represents the land between the oceans and the peace between the people. The coat of arms symbolizes Guatemala’s struggle for independence and its commitment to maintaining liberty and peace.