The modern Egypt’s first national flag was established in 1923 by a Royal Decree at the time Egypt attained conditional independence in 1922 from the Great Britain. The color of such flag is green and in the middle, there is a white crescent and three white stars. A new United Arab Republic flag was established by a Presidential Decree in 1958. This included a merger of Egypt and Syria. The new national flag of Egypt had three different colors such as red, black and white with two green stars. It was a rectangular flag of which the width measures one-third of the length.
The amendment of the Law led to the changing of the flag of Egypt in 1972. It resulted in the removal of the stars and the replacement of a golden hawk. Subsequently, this golden hawk was then replaced by a golden eagle in 1984. This eagle is said to be the eagle of Saladdin. In 12th Century, Saladdin became the ruler of Syria and Egypt. What do these colors of Egyptian flag symbolize? The color red symbolizes the period earlier than the 1952 Revolution. This revolution brought to power a bunch of army officers after the King of Egypt was disposed. This period is described by strenuous effort of the Egyptians against the nation’s British occupation. The color white in the flag represents the coming of the Revolution of 1952. This revolution put an end to the monarchy without any shedding of blood. The color black symbolizes the terminating point of the Egyptians’ oppression under the control of British colonialism and the Monarchy.
Their national flag is hoisted every Friday, official holidays and other important occasions in all governmental establishments of Egypt. In other words, the flag is hoisted whenever ordered by Egypt’s Minister of Interior. It is hoisted daily in customs buildings and on border posts. What are the penal provisions for any contempt of Egypt’s national flag? Any form of abuse done against the flag is considered as a criminal offense. This criminal offense is punishable under the law as it entails contempt of the state’s power. This lawful idea is similar to that of other countries from the four corners of the globe. All the flags of Egypt are currently displayed at Egypt Military Museum.
Generally, there is a long list of flags from the origin of Egypt. These include nine national flags, two presidential standards flags, seven royal standards flags, twenty- seven flags of governorates and two unofficial military flags. The country of Egypt is really proud of their national banner. The horizontal band accents of their flag that are equally sized are similar to those of other countries like Germany, the Netherlands, Luxembourg and Sudan. However, the colors are different. Back to the 19th century, the current national flag has created its roots. The design of it was enhanced under the rule or influence of the dynasty of Muhammad Ali including Sudan. Many people believe that this is the main reason why the national flags of Egypt and Sudan are strongly alike as far as design is concerned.
The Arab Republic of Egypt has indeed flown many different flags as a symbol of their stability as a state. Over its historical course, Egypt has long struggled to fight for their independence. In fact, Great Britain’s official recognition of their independence was made about 80 years ago. The different designs of their flags have different symbolisms. From the colors to the figures, each Egyptian flag is so designed on purpose. Egyptians, like any other race throughout the world, do not and should not abuse the national flag and must show high respect to it.