The Flag of Kuwait

The flag of Kuwait features a horizontal triband of green, white, and red, with a black trapezoid extending from the hoist side. Each color holds symbolic meaning: green for the fertile lands, white for the deeds of the country, red for the enemies' blood, and black for the battles Kuwait has faced. The flag's design is based on the Arab Revolt flag patterns.

The Flag of Kuwait

History

Kuwait's current flag was officially adopted on September 7, 1961, following its independence from Britain on June 19, 1961. Before this, Kuwait used a red and white flag with various symbols, including a crescent and star, similar to other states in the Persian Gulf. The need for a new flag arose after independence to symbolize Kuwait's sovereignty and national identity. The design was chosen to reflect both Kuwait's heritage and its aspirations, distancing itself from colonial influences and aligning more with Arab nationalism. The colors and pattern are inspired by the Pan-Arab colors, which were popularized during the Arab Revolt against Ottoman rule, signifying Arab unity.