The Flag of Lebanon

The flag of Lebanon consists of three horizontal bands of red, white (double width), and red, with a green cedar tree centered in the white band. The red bands symbolize the pure blood shed in the quest for freedom, the white band represents peace, the snow of the mountains, and purity, while the green cedar is a symbol of immortality and steadiness, deeply rooted in the Lebanese identity.

The Flag of Lebanon

History

The flag of Lebanon was adopted on December 7, 1943, just before Lebanon gained independence from France. The design was selected to be a neutral symbol for all Lebanese communities, incorporating the cedar tree which is an ancient symbol associated with the country's history, mentioned in many biblical references and emblematic of holiness, eternity, and peace. The flag replaced the French Tricolor and was intended to symbolize a new era of independence while honoring the country's rich history and diverse cultures. Over the years, it has become a powerful symbol of national pride and unity.