Flag of Kuwait

 Lynn Atchison Beech
Flag of Kuwait

The flag of Kuwait (Arabic: علم الكويت‎) was adopted on September 7, 1961, and officially hoisted November 24, 1961.

Before 1961, the flag of Kuwait, like those of other Gulf states, was red and white with the word "الكويت" in the middle. The present flag is in the Pan-Arab colours, but each color is also significant in its own right. Black represents the defeat of the enemy, while red is the color of blood on the Kuwaiti swords. White symbolizes purity, and green is for the fertile land.

The colours' meaning came from a poem by Safie Al-Deen Al-Hali:

White are our deeds

Black are our battles

Green are our lands

Red are our swords

Rules of hanging and flying the flag:

Horizontally: The green stripe should be on top.

Vertically: The black stripe should be on the left side of the flag.

Peter Lynn's Kuwaiti Flag kite

In 2005, it became the design of the world's largest kite at a size of 1019 square metres. It was made in New Zealand by Peter Lynn, launched to the public for the first time in 2004 in the United Kingdom, officially launched in Kuwait in 2005, and has not been surpassed since.

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