LEBANESE 

HERITAGE 
MONTH
NOVA

SCOTIA

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© 2018 by Anthony Zibara - Lebanese in Nova Scotia

THE Lebanese Flag

The flag of Lebanon is formed of two horizontal red stripes enveloping a horizontal white stripe. The white stripe is twice the height ( width ) of the red ones (ratio 1:2:1)—a Spanish fess. The green cedar (Lebanon Cedar) in the middle touches each of the red stripes and its width is one third of the width of the flag.

 

The Presence and position of the GREEN CEDAR in the middle of the flag is directly inspired by the mountains of Lebanon cedar (Cedrus libani). The Cedar is a symbol of holiness, eternity and peace. As an emblem of longevity, the cedar of Lebanon has its origin in many biblical references.

The WHITE STRIPE on the flag represents the snow as a symbol of purity and peace.

The two RED STRIPES refer to the Lebanese blood shed to preserve the country against the successive invaders.