The Flag of Egypt

The flag of Egypt consists of three horizontal stripes - red on the top, white in the middle, and black on the bottom - with the national emblem, the Eagle of Saladin, centered in the white stripe. The flag's current design was adopted on October 4, 1984, and it symbolizes a period of revolution and change, with the colors representing bravery and sacrifice (red), purity and brightness (white), and the dark period of occupation (black).

The Flag of Egypt

History

The history of Egypt's flag is deeply intertwined with its struggle for independence and its changing political landscape. The use of a tricolor design dates back to the 1952 revolution, which overthrew the monarchy and established a republic. The original version, adopted in 1953, featured the same three horizontal stripes but with a different emblem in the center - a green star. This was replaced by the current eagle symbol in 1984, to honor Salah al-Din, the 12th-century Sultan known in the West as Saladin, whose eagle emblem was a symbol of strength and resistance. The colors of the flag have remained consistent since 1952, symbolizing different aspects of Egypt's history and aspirations for the future. The evolution of the flag reflects changes in governance and national identity, with the current flag representing the culmination of Egypt's long history of revolution and resilience.