Flag of Iran

The flag of Iran, also known as the Three-Colored Flag, is a tricolor flag consisting of three equal horizontal bands of green, white, and red. The green band represents Islam, the white band represents peace, and the red band represents courage and martyrdom.

The design of the flag dates back to the late 18th century, when it was first used by the Qajar dynasty. However, it was not officially adopted as the national flag of Iran until 1980, following the Iranian Revolution.

The emblem in the center of the flag features a stylized version of the word “Allah” in the shape of a tulip, which is a symbol of martyrdom in Shia Islam. The emblem is surrounded by 22 rays of light, which represent the 22 martyrs of the Iranian Revolution.

The flag has undergone several changes throughout Iran’s history. During the Pahlavi dynasty, the emblem in the center of the flag was replaced with the Lion and Sun emblem, which was a symbol of the monarchy. However, following the Iranian Revolution, the Lion and Sun emblem was removed and replaced with the current emblem.

The flag of Iran is a symbol of the country’s rich history and culture, as well as its Islamic heritage. It is a source of pride for Iranians around the world, and is often displayed at public events and celebrations. Despite its controversial history, the flag remains an important symbol of Iran’s national identity and sovereignty.

Image Source: Country Flags, Public domain, Wikimedia Commons

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