Banner o Lebanon
The banner o Lebanon (Arabic: علم لبنان) is formed o twa horizontal red stripes envelopin a horizontal white stripe. The white stripe is tae be twa times a red ane (ratio 1:2:1)—a Spainyie fess. The green cedar in the middle touches each o the red stripes an its width is ane third o the width o the banner.
Table o contents
It wis designed tae be a neutral banner, no allied tae ony ane o Lebanon's releegious groups. The red stripes seembolize the pure blood shed in the aim o liberation. The white stripe seembolizes peace, an the white snow coverin Lebanon's muntains. The green cedar (Arz) (Species: Cedrus libani or Lebanon Cedar) seembolizes immortality an steadiness.
French Mandate o Lebanon
Durin the French Mandate o Lebanon, the Lebanese banner wis designed bi the preses o the Lebanese Renaissance Movement, the late Naoum Mukarzel. It wis similar tae the tricolour banner o Fraunce but with a Cedar in the middle.
The preses Lebanese banner wis adoptit juist prior tae independence frae Fraunce in 1943. Seekin for unthirldom, the actual banner wis first drawn bi member o parliament Henri Pharaon in the Chamber o deputies Saeb Salam's hoose in Mousaitbeh bi the deputies o the Lebanese parliament. It wis adoptit on December 7, 1943, durin a meeting in the parliament, whaur the airticle 5 in the Lebanese constitution wis modified.
Ane theory is that since Henri Pharaon wis a lang-time consul in Vienna, Austrick an wis an avid friend an foonder o the "Austro-Lebanese Association o Friendship", the colors coud hae been inspired bi the red-white-red Banner o Austrick. The Austrian banner is ane o the auldest in the warld, datin tae the 13t century when it first probably appeared efter the Siege o Acre durin the Third Crusade.
- The description of the flag is cited in the Lebanese Constitution, Chapter 1, Article 5.
<ref>tag; no text was provided for refs named
Cite error: Invalid
- "Henry Pharoun Is Slain at Home; Founder of Free Lebanon Was 92". The New York Times. 1993-08-07. Retrieved 2008-10-08.
- "Lubnān, Republic of Lebanon, Al-Jumhūriyyah al-Lubnāniyyah". Flags of The World. CRW. Retrieved 2009-08-08.