Brille hermosa la paz en tu cielo,
nada empañe tu gloria inmortal,
¡que el trabajo es tu digno laurel
y el honor es tu enseña triunfal!
Peace shines beautiful in your sky,
nothing dims your immortal glory,
¡for work is what earns your laurels
and honor is your triumphal ensign!
|Flag Date of Adoption||August 27, 1971|
|Flag Symbolism||three equal horizontal bands of blue (top), white, and blue with the national coat of arms centered in the white band; the coat of arms features a triangle encircled by the words REPUBLICA DE NICARAGUA on the top and AMERICA CENTRAL on the bottom; similar to the flag of El Salvador, which features a round emblem encircled by the words REPUBLICA DE EL SALVADOR EN LA AMERICA CENTRAL centered in the white band; also similar to the flag of Honduras, which has five blue stars arranged in an X pattern centered in the white band. The volcanoes stand for the 5 nations of Central America.|