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Today is the 50th anniversary of the Kuwait national flag which was adopted on September 7, 1961, and officially hoisted November 24, 1961.

Before 1961, the flag of Kuwait, like those of other Gulf states, was red and white with the word “كويت” in the middle.

The present flag is in the Pan-Arab colours, but each colour is also significant in its own right. Black represents the defeat of the enemy, while red is the colour of blood on the Kuwaiti swords. White symbolizes purity, and green is for the fertile land.