The Coat of Arms

The Star (St. Lucia) - - NATIONAL DAY -

The coat of arms was de­signed by Syd­ney Bagshaw, the orig­i­nal owner of the Bagshaw’s Silk screen­ing stu­dio and re­tired artist from Reader’s Di­gest mag­a­zine. He in­cor­po­rated the his­tory and nat­u­ral won­ders into the art­work. The rose stands for the four­teen times the is­land was un­der Bri­tish colo­nial rule, while the fleur-de-lis rep­re­sents the four­teen times in his­tory the is­land be­longed to the French. The three-legged stool is the African stool, ob­vi­ously rep­re­sen­ta­tive of the vast her­itage and cul­ture in­her­ited from that con­ti­nent. The par­rot de­picted on the coat of arms is the unique St. Lu­cian Par­rot, a sym­bol of the won­der­ful bits of na­ture to be dis­cov­ered is­land wide.

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