The flag of Vanuatu is a powerful representation of the nation’s identity and history. Adopted on February 13, 1980, it features a vibrant combination of colors and symbols. The green background symbolizes the richness of the islands’ fertile land, the blue represents the surrounding Pacific Ocean, and the yellow Y-shape stands for the chain of islands and their unity. The black emblem at the hoist includes a boar’s tusk, traditional to Vanuatu, crossed by two leaves, symbolizing peace. The red tusk is reminiscent of Vanuatu’s blood ties and struggle for freedom. It serves as a poignant reminder of the nation’s journey to independence.