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Originally part of the United States Trust territory of the Pacific Islands, Palau broke away to become a self-governing republic in 1981. The flag dates from the same period. The blue background is a theme common to many of the countries in the Pacific area, generally representing their location, usually remote, in the Pacific Ocean. The yellow disc is set slightly off-centre towards the hoist.
In the flag of Japan, which is a similar design (but different colours) the disc represents the sun, but in the Palau flag, the disc represents the moon. According to the history and traditions of the people of Palau, the full moon is the time for the peak of human activity, and the most productive time for such tasks as fishing, tree-cutting, planting and harvesting, celebrations and canoe carving. The blue background is also said to symbolize the transition from foreign domination to self-government.Contact us to purchase