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Bahamas: Tourism Pictures

National Symbols of the Bahamas

The Bahamian Flag

The colors of the Bahamian flag are black, gold and aquamarine. The black represents the Bahamian people, the gold represents the sun and the aquamarine is a symbol of our crystal clear waters.

The National Flower

The yellow elder (Tecoma stans) is a tubular yellow flower with ultra-fine red stripes on each petal. It grows wild in The Bahamas, but is usually improved through cultivation. The Yellow Elder Tree may reach a height of nearly twenty feet. The blooming period is from October to December, diminishing by March.

The National Tree

Lignum Vitae or 'tree of life' (Guaiacum sanctum) is a very heavy wood characterized by clusters of small blue flowers at the branch tips.

The National Bird

Flamingo

National Anthem

Lift up your head to the rising sun, Bahama Land;
March on to glory, your bright banners waving high,
See how the world marks the manner of your bearing
Pledge to excel, through love and unity.

Pressing onward, march together to a common loftier goal;
Steady sunward, though' the weather hide the wide and treacherous shoal.
Lift up your head to the rising sun, Bahama Land;
'Til the road you've trod leads unto your God,
March on, Bahama-land.

National Holidays

New Year's Day (January 1)
Good Friday (Friday before Easter)
Easter Monday (March/April)
Whit Monday (7th Monday after Easter)
Labor Day (1st Friday in June)
Independence Day (July 10)
Emancipation Day (1st Monday in August)
Discovery Day (October 12)
Christmas Day (December 25)
Boxing Day (December 26)