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Flag of the Seychelles
Flag of Seychelles.svg
Use National flag and ensign National flag and ensign Normal or de jure version of flag, or obverse side
Proportion 1:2
Adopted June 18, 1996
Design Rays emanating from the lower hoist, colored blue, yellow, red, white, and green.
Flag of Seychelles (1977–1996).svg
Variant flag of the Seychelles
Adopted The flag used from 1977–1996
Design A top red field and bottom green field divided horizontally by a wavy white fimbriation.
Flag of Seychelles (1976–1977).svg
Variant flag of the Seychelles
Adopted June 1976 to June 1977
Design A white saltire on blue and red fields.

The flag of the Seychelles was adopted on June 18, 1996. The oblique bands symbolise a dynamic new country moving into the future. The color blue depicts the sky and the sea that surrounds the Seychelles. Yellow is for the sun which gives light and life, red symbolises the people and their determination to work for the future in unity and love, whilst the white band represents social justice and harmony. The green depicts the land and natural environment.

The original flag was adopted at independence on June 29, 1976. In 1977, when president James Mancham was overthrown by France-Albert René, the old flag was abolished and the red, white and green flag of the Seychelles People's United Party came into use.

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