Banner o Lebanon

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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.[1]

Seembolism[eedit | eedit soorce]

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.[2]

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

FIAV historical.svg The Lebanese banner efter the fall o the Ottoman empire.

Through history, Lebanon, or at least its region, haed taken the banner o the fowk who occupied it (Mamluk, Ottoman Empire)

French Mandate o Lebanon[eedit | eedit soorce]

FIAV historical.svg The Lebanese banner, durin the French mandate (1918–1943).

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.

Lebanese Republic[eedit | eedit soorce]

The oreeginal design
Design stored at WIPO

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[3][4] 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.

Reflist[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. The description of the flag is cited in the Lebanese Constitution, Chapter 1, Article 5.
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