February is the festive season in Kuwait. The entire country comes together to celebrate the National and Liberation Days on 25 & 26 February and in the weeks leading up to that, decorations celebrating Kuwait and its history light up the nights and adorn buildings, homes, parks and more. To kick off the celebrations at Kuwait Times, we’re sharing some of our favorite photos of the flag of Kuwait.


Adopted in September 1961, the current official version of the Kuwaiti flag represents pan-Arab unity with the four colors – green, white, red and black. Each color represents a meaning derived from a poem by famous Arab poet, Safie Al-Deen Al-Hali: White our motives and deeds; Black are the battles we face; Green our fertile lands and Red our blood and swords.

Photos by Joseph Shagra and Yasser Al-Zayyat