The national flag of Grenada was adopted upon independence from the United Kingdom, 7 February 1974. The six stars in the red border stand for the country's six parishes, with the middle star, encircled by a red disk, standing for the capital, Saint George's. The symbol in the hoist represents a clove of nutmeg, one of the principal crops of Grenada. (Grenada has been called "the Spice Island").
The colour combination of red, gold, and green, in the flag is representative of the country's African identity. Red stands for courage and vitality, yellow for wisdom and warmth, and green for vegetation and agriculture.
The flag was designed by Anthony C. George of Soubise in Saint Andrew Parish.