The flag of Haiti consists of two equal horizontal bands: blue at the top and red at the bottom. Positioned in the center is a white square displaying the Haitian coat of arms. The coat of arms features a palm tree, signifying independence, and a Phrygian cap, symbolizing freedom. Above the shield, a ribbon bears the national motto, “L’Union Fait La Force,” translating to “Unity Makes Strength.”
The blue band represents Haiti’s black citizens, while the red band symbolizes the mixed-race population. This flag reflects Haiti’s struggles for independence and unity, encapsulating the nation’s rich history and the resilience of its people in the face of adversity.