Every year on July 2nd, the island honors the official flag of Curaçao with pride and joy. As a nation, the flag is a significant and valuable part of the identity of the island. Understanding the meaning of the simple yet timeless design will provide insight to how it represents the most important elements of the island. The flag, adopted on July 2nd, 1984, was designed by Martin den Dulk. It is a blue field with a horizontal yellow stripe slightly below the midline and two white, five pointed stars in the upper left corner diagonally set below each other. The blue symbolizes the sea and sky divided by a yellow stroke representing the bright sun which bathes the island. The two stars represent Curaçao and Klein Curaçao, with the five points on each star symbolizing the five continents from which Curaçao’s people descend. Flag Day is a national holiday celebrated with official ceremonies and cultural events, and a special day to highlight the respect from the people.