Like every country across the world, the Grand Caïman balnéaires have national symbols. National symbols usually are meant to unite people by creating an iconic representation in the nation. They are often physical, visual or verbal.
National symbols are usually rallied around as an element of celebrations of patriotism or aspiring nationalism and are made to be inclusive and representative of all peoples of your national community.
The national flower is the Wild Banana Orchid. There are two different types of this orchid, the one that originated on Grand Cayman, Schomburgkia thomsoniana var. thomsoniana, along with the other Schomburgkia thomsoniana var. minor, which originated Cayman Brac and Little Cayman.
Both varieties have scented flowers with purple lips. The petals are predominantly white on the Grand Cayman variety, along with the Sister Islands’ variety has slightly smaller flowers, with pale yellow petals. The flowers appear on top of a long curved spike in the bottom that cluster banana-like pseudo-bulbs which provide this orchid its name.
The national bird will be the Grand Cayman Parrot. This bird can be a subspecies of the Cuban Parrot (Amazona leucocephala). It is actually endemic for the Cayman Islands – meaning these are found nowhere else in the world.
The national tree will be the Silver Thatch Palm. This tree has played a crucial role from the lives of Caymanians since the first settlers arrived in the islands in early 1700’s. Like 85dexrpky national bird the tree is endemic for the Cayman Islands.
Its slender trunk often grows greater than 30 feet tall. It leaves were was mainly utilized for thatching, however they were utilised to weave hats, baskets and fans.
The National Song was developed in 1930 by Mrs. Leila Ross-Shier, who was an organist in the Presbyterian Church. “Beloved Isle Cayman” was composed in 1930.
John has completed the online training course provided by the Cayman Islands Department of Tourism, which included a trip to Grand Cayman and Little Cayman to go to various hotels, sample a number of the restaurants and to take part in a wide range of sightseeing attractions.