February 11, 2011 by staff
Egyptian Flag, The flag of Egypt is a tricolor of three equal horizontal red, white and black stripes of the flag of the Arab Liberation dating of the Egyptian revolution of 1952. The flag bears the national emblem of Egypt, Saladin’s eagle center of the white stripe. Current form of the flag was adopted October 4, 1984.
The Free Officers who overthrew King Farouk in the 1952 Revolution symbolism assigned to each of the three specific bands of the Arab Liberation flag. The red stripe symbolizes the period before the Revolution, a period characterized by the struggle against the monarchy and the British occupation of the country. The white stripe symbolizes the bloodless nature of the Revolution itself. The black stripe symbolizes the end of the oppression of the Egyptian people at the hands of the monarchy, and imperialism abroad. [The development of modern Egyptian flag was determined first by the Muhammad Ali dynasty, under which Egypt was united with Sudan, and later by the rise of Arab nationalism.
When Muhammad Ali successfully took power in Egypt, the country was officially a province of the Ottoman Empire. However, throughout his reign and that of his son and grandson, Egypt enjoyed a virtual independence as Khedivate. To show its independence from the Ottoman Porte, Muhammad Ali introduced a new Egyptian flag of three white crescents and three stars on a red background. It has been suggested that this was to symbolize the victory of his armies in three continents (Africa, Asia and Europe), and its own sovereignty over Egypt, Sudan and the Hijaz. The similarity with the flag of the Ottoman Empire was considered, like Muhammad Ali harbored grandiose ambitions of the Ottoman dynasty file, and seize the throne of the sultan himself.
The flag is hoisted on all government buildings Egyptian Fridays, holidays, the opening session of the People's Assembly, and all other occasions as determined by the Minister of Interior. The flag is hoisted daily on border crossings, customs houses, consulates and embassies abroad Egyptian Revolution Day (July 23), and other national holidays and during the visit of Egyptian president to host the diplomatic mission.
Abusing the flag in any manner that constitutes a criminal offense and is punishable under the law because it implies contempt for the power of the state. Penal provisions also govern abuse of foreign flags or national emblems of other countries.
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