Meaning of The Flag - What Egyptian Flag Represents?
Have you ever wondered what the colors, crescents and or the stars on the Egyptian flag mean? Just about every flag and its colors and symbols have a special meaning to itís citizens.
The flag of the kingdom period beginning in 19922 through the U.A.R. was a very symbolic time.
The white crescent on a green field represented the three parts of the kingdom included Egypt, Nubia and Sudan. The emblem was also significant of the main religions in the country, Islam, Christianity and Judaism.
Then there was the green banner with the cross and crescent which was symbolic of the desire to overthrow British rule.
Also during the U.A.R. period the red, black and white flag with the two green stars merged Syria and Egypt. However that union dissolved in 1961.
The current flag of Egypt is a tricolor of horizontal stripes from top to bottom in a pattern of red, white and black. In the middle of the white stripe is the eagle of Saladin with a shield on its chest and the name of the nation in Arabic under the eagle.
The red is symbolic of the revolution which deposed King Farrouk and army officers were in power. White represents the end of the monarchy. Black stands for the end of the oppression by the Egyptian monarchy and the British colonizers.