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March 18, Aruba’s Flag and Anthem day, and the significance of some of its most recognizable symbols

Aruba’s Flag, officially adopted on March 18, 1976, along with Aruba’s official anthem, and created by vexillologist Whitney Smith. The blue represents Aruba’s sea, yellow represents the island’s past and the oil, gold, and aloe industries, red represents the love the Aruban citizens have for the country, and white symbolizes the snow white beaches as well as the people who strive for justice, order, and liberty. The star represents the four corner of a compass, along with the various origins of the Aruban population, while the two stripes represent abundance of solidarity.

Aruba’s newest series of currency instated in 2019, which illustrates some historical landmarks, the official dance, fauna, and culture.

Aruba’s Official Anthem, “Aruba Dushi Tera”, adopted on March 18 1976. It’s a waltz written by Juan Chabaya “Padu” Lampe and composed by Rufo Wever, with the last verse written by Hubert (Lio) Booi.
The Grammar Manual of Papiamento, publicized in 2011 by Aruba’s Department of Education (Departamento di Enseñansa di Aruba).
Aruba’s Coat of Arms. In use since November 15, 1955, it was created by the Studio of Heraldic Art in Amsterdam, but was later altered to become Aruba’s national symbol. The Aloe is a symbol of prosperity and the first important export of Aruba, Hooiberg, which is Aruba’s most recognizable and second highest landmark, symbolizes Aruba rising out of the sea, the handshake representing the ties Aruba has with other nations and people, the gear symbolizing industry, the cross representing faith and devotion, the lion representing generosity and power, and the laurel leaves symbolizing peace and friendship.
Aruba Tourist Channel
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