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National Symbols

National Awards

The National Awards of Trinidad and Tobago acknowledge the involvement of citizens and non-nationals who have had a significant and positive impact on the twin ...
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The National Flag

“.......Your National Flag has been hoisted, to the strains of your National Anthem, against the background of your National Coat of Arms, and amidst the beauty and profusion of your National Flower........
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The National Anthem

Forged from the love of liberty, In the fires of hope and prayer, With boundless faith in our Destiny, ...
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The National Motto, Pledge and Watchwords

NATIONAL MOTTO Together We Aspire, Together We Achieve ...
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The Coat of Arms

THE DESCRIPTION OF THE COAT OF ARMS The birds represented on the Coat of Arms are the scarlet ibis, the cocrico (native to Tobago) and the hummingbird. The three ships represent the Trinity as well as the three ships of Columbus. ...
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The National Birds

The Scarlet Ibis The Scarlet Ibis (Tantalus Ruber) is a neo-tropic species of exotic bird wildlife that is found in the Northern parts of South America. The species range from the coastal region of Brazil to the south and Colombia to the north. The greatest population is in Venezuela. Trinidad sits on the continental land shelf of South America off the coastline of Venezuela and as a result the birds are present here. ...
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The National Flower

Chaconia The national flower, the Chaconia, is also called “Wild Poinsettia” or “Pride of Trinidad and Tobago”, is a flaming red forest flower, belonging to the family Rubianceae. This flower owes its botanical name Warszewiczia Coccinea to the Polish-Lituanian plant collector Joseph Warszewicz. The title “Chaconia” was given in honour of the last and most progressive, Spanish Governor or Trinidad, Don Jose Maria Chacon ...
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The National Instrument

The Steelpan The steelpan was invented in Trinidad and Tobago and is widely regarded as the only major musical instrument to be invented in the 20th century. ...
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The Composer & Lyricist of the National Anthem

Patrick S. Castagne composed the words and music of the National Anthem in 1962. The words of the National Anthem reflect the nature and the strength of the people of Trinidad and Tobago, our courage as one nation working toward living in unity despite our diversity. ...
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