The Flag of Yemen

The flag of Yemen consists of three horizontal stripes of equal size, with the colors (from top to bottom) red, white, and black. These colors are traditional Pan-Arab colors and each has a specific meaning: red stands for the blood shed for independence, white symbolizes a bright future, and black represents the dark past.

The Flag of Yemen

History

The current flag of Yemen was officially adopted on May 22, 1990, the day the North and South Yemen were unified. Before unification, North Yemen and South Yemen had flags with similar colors but different designs. North Yemen's flag, used from 1962, was similar to the current flag but featured a green star in the center. South Yemen, on the other hand, had a flag that included a blue triangle with a red star, alongside the horizontal stripes, from 1967 until unification in 1990. The choice of a single unified flag without any symbols was intended to represent the unity and equal partnership between the former North and South Yemen.