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A display of Bahamian

National Pride

National Flag of The Bahamas

Bahamian Coat of Arms
displaying the
National Motto...Forward, Upward, Onward, Together
National Fish...Blue Marlin
National Bird...Flamingo

Spanish Wells is privileged to be part of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas. Below are some of the components that demonstrate our national identity.

National Anthem - composed by Mr. Timothy Gibson

Lift up your head to the rising sun, Bahamaland;
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, tho' the weather hide the wide and treach'rous shoal.

Lift up your head to the rising sun, Bahamaland;
'Til the road you've trod leads unto your God, March On, Bahamaland.

Click here to listen to the band play it.


Pledge of Allegiance - written by Rev. Philip Rahming

I pledge my allegiance to the flag
and to the Commonwealth of The Bahamas
For which it stands,
one people united in love and service.

Click here to listen to a recitation.


National Motto

Forward, Upward, Onward Together



The Bahamian flag consists of the colours black, gold and aquamarine. The black fills an equilateral triangle and is positioned at the mast side of the flag. The remainder of the flag contains three equal horizontal stripes or bands. The top and bottom stripe are aquamarine, separated by one of gold in the centre.

The colour black, being a strong colour, represents the strength of a united people and the gold and aquamarine symbolize the natural resources of land and sea.

The triangle pointing towards the body of the flag represents the Bahamian people's determination to build together upon the rich resources of this island nation.


National Symbols

National Bird - PINK FLAMINGO

National Fish - BLUE MARLIN

National Flower - YELLOW ELDER

National Tree - LIGNUM VITAE


National Holidays

New Year's Day (January 1)
Good Friday (Friday before Easter)
Easter Monday (March/April)
Whit Monday (7th Monday after Easter)
Labour 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)

Note: Some holidays may not be held on the actual date specified.



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