Guyana´s coat of arms was acepted by the House of Asambly on febrary, 25,1966. It consists in an amerindian cap wich symbolizes the country´s natives, two diamonds at each side of the cap representing the minning industry, a helmet(monarchial decoration), two jaguars holding a pick axe, sugar cain and a rice stem symbolizing Guyana´s sugar and the industries of rice, a coat of arms decorated with the National Flower wich is Victoria Regia Lily, three wavy blue lines representing Guyana´s waters and the National Bird wich the Faisán of Canje. The Slogan of the Nation "One Person, One Nation, One Faith" is also seen into the coat of arms.

National Anthem

Dear land of Guyana, of rivers and plains, Made rich by the sunshine, and lush by the rains. Set gem-like and fair, between mountains and sea, Your children salute you, dear land of the free. Green land of Guyana, our heroes of yore, Both bondsmen and free, laid their bones on your shore. This soil so they hallowed, and from them are we, All sons of one mother, Guyana the free. Great land of Guyana, diverse though our strains, We are born of their sacrifice, heirs of their pains. And ours is the glory their eyes did not see, One land of six peoples, united and free. Dear land of Guyana, to you will we give, Our homage, our service, each day that we live. God guard you, Great Mother, and make us to be More worthy our heritage, land of the free.

National Symbols

Although it isn´t officially recognized, the jaguar, onca of Panthera, also known for its synonymous of onca of Felis, it´s also considered tha national animal. There is also the National Prenda with a message wich reads: I have recourse to the citizens of Guyana´s Flag , and to be loyal to my country, to cumply with Guyana´s laws, to love my citizens, and to devote my energy in order to achieve the happiness and properity of Guyana.

National Dance

Guyana shines with colors during its festivals, bands show up in the streets and perform competitions at the National Park. Calypso is the main dance, been an integral component of the celebrations and commemorative of the african heritage of Guyana.

National Flora

The national flower`s name is Victoria amazonica, it`s also pretty well known as Victoria Regia. It`s a yellow water Madonna lily and in its native habitat from Tropical America, the plant is perennial. The biggest flower can be as 10 to 12 inches long. When it´s opened, its petals have a sweet smell just like a ripe fruit; after three days they wither.

National Animal

It´s scientifyc name is cristatus of Opisthocomus, also known as the Faisán of Canje or the Hoatzin, it usually can be found at Abary Creek, Berbice River and its flowing Canje Creek. The adult bird is approximately 22 inches high. It has a crest with long feathers in the head wich makes it seem majestic. Its body is reddish chestnut colored with white, green and creamed stripes.

National Sports

The most popular sports are basketball, cricket, football and volleyball and they are practiced in several areas. Cricket is a national pasion. The schools, local teams and professional clubs organize teams destinated to these sport activities. Many players come from different areas of the country to participate in the games wich are specially popular in Berbice and there are many national title winners. Horse races are quite popular since 1960 and are perform around Durban park in Georgetown. Motor racing is another great passion. Dakota circuit from Guyana is one of the finnest in international races.


Guyana´s hero is Cuffy, an african slave who organized a slaves uprising in 1763 defending the rights of men.