Qatar National Flag : Qatar will be making history when they host and contest their first ever FIFA World Cup tournament during the Qatar 2022 edition.
Why did Qatar also choose the burgundy red color in their flag?
Engineer Saadi Al-Saeed, Director of Administrative Affairs and Planning at Qatar National Library, says that contrary to popular belief, the white color in Qatar’s flag does not symbolize peace, nor does the red-purple color symbolize the blood shed in war, but because the people of Qatar in the past.
They dyed their flags red with a dye that comes from the Bin Ghannam Island located near the creek, and with prolonged exposure to the sun, the colors of the dye fade to turn purple (burgundy).
He added, according to the official website of the Qatar National Library : “The red-purple part of the flag of Qatar corresponds to the country’s history, environment and civilized dimension.”
The story of the creation of the Qatari flag
In April 1932, the British Navy proposed that the Qatari flag be red, but Qatar refused to use the red color, and replaced it with its burgundy red color, which it is proud of and cherished throughout history.
After a short time, Qatar added the red-purple diamonds separating each head and the name of Qatar in white on the red-purple background.
In 1960, the late ruler of Qatar, Sheikh Ali bin Abdullah Al Thani, made a slight change by removing the word Qatar and diamonds.
While the nine heads on the serrated side that separates the two colors represent historical value, because Qatar is the ninth member of the Trucial Coast Agreement signed in 1916.
“Al-Adam” is a color unique to Qatar and is considered a symbol of prestige and dignity
At the same time, the color “Annabi” in Qatar is called the color “Adaam” or, as in the local dialect, “Daam”, and the country considers it in its heritage a symbol of prestige, dignity and high status, and one of the most honorable and highest colors.
This color also distinguishes the State of Qatar from other countries in the world, because it is the only country that bears this color in its country’s flag.
The history of the color “support” or “burgundy” dates back to the third millennium BC, and the history of the red-purple color was associated with the Phoenicians (from the Canaanites dynasty) in the Arabian Peninsula. Qatar e-government website .
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