Dia di Bonairu – Bonaire Flag Day

Bonaire Flag Day is a legal holiday on Bonaire, it is called “Dia di Boneiru” in Papiamentu, the local language. It is celebrated each year on September 6, which will be this Sunday!
Normally there are celebrations in one of the appointed areas of the island, which will not take place this year due to COVID regulations.
Traditionally the flag is raised in the morning on the Wilhelminaplein with an official ceremony.

The flag of Bonaire has a large blue triangle in the lower right corner and a smaller yellow triangle in the upper left corner. It was adopted on 11 December 1981.

The triangles are separated by a white strip, inside of which is a black compass and a red six-pointed star. The blue and yellow triangles represent the sea and sun respectively while the dividing white strip represents the sky. The colors red, white, and blue also show Bonaire’s loyalty to the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The black compass represents the population of Bonaire who comes from the four corners of the world.

The red six-pointed star represents the original six villages of Bonaire – Antriol, Nikiboko, Nort Saliña, Playa, Rincon and Tera Korá. Source: Wikipedia

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