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The Flag of Aruba

Aruba’s national flag was officially adopted on March 18, 1976, along with the official anthem "Aruba Dushi Tera".

Colours and Symbols of the Aruban Flag

The four colours of the flag each have significance.

  • The Blue represents the sea that surrounds Aruba;

  • Yellow is the colour of abundance, representing the island's past and its industries of gold, aloe and oil;

  • Red is for the love each Aruban has for the country and the ancient Brazilwood industry;

  • and White symbolises the snow-white beaches as well as the purity of the hearts of Aruba's people, who strive for justice, order and liberty.

The symbols on the flag of Aruba consist of a red star and two yellow stripes. The red star represents the four points of the compass, with the island having drawn people from around the world. The star also represents the island itself, surrounded by the beautiful blue sea. The horizontal yellow stripes denote the free and separate position Aruba enjoys within the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

We celebrate all this and what the flag and anthem of Aruba represent with the national holiday of Flag and Anthem Day every March 18. On the same day in 1986, Holland accepted Aruba’s right to autonomous status within the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

Official Holiday in Aruba

The National Anthem and Flag Day holiday is held each year on March 18 and celebrates Aruba's independence.…

Aruba’s Flag and Anthem Day is a holiday to commemorate our journey as a nation and everything the Aruban flag represents. It is also a day to enjoy great local food and fun traditional activities with friends and family. If you’re in Aruba on March 18, be sure to check out the many cultural events taking place.

More about Aruba

History of Aruba

Learn a bit about Aruba’s past and how it has shaped the unique island we know today.

The People of Aruba

Our friendly Aruban people and our penchant for hospitality play a key role in bringing visitors back to Aruba year after year.

Religion in Aruba

Most Arubans are Catholic; however, there are many other religions harmoniously coexisting here.

Carnival in Aruba

With its contagious music and electrifying vibe, Carnival is Aruba’s biggest party of the year —and you’re invited!

Tourism in Aruba

With perfect weather, gracious hospitality and spectacular beaches, it’s no wonder Aruba is synonymous with tourism.

Art in Aruba

Aruba’s culture comes alive in the spirited rhythms, art and dance that fill our streets, homes, galleries and hearts.

Beaches & Coves
Aruban Restaurants
Natural Wonders of Aruba

Featured Activities



Eating and Drinking

Saco di Felipe

Eating and Drinking

Papiamento Restaurant


Arikok National Park


Dos Playa

Eating and Drinking