A national flag is a flag that represents and symbolizes a country. The national flag is flown by the government of a country, but can usually also be flown by citizens of the country. A national flag is designed with specific meanings for its colours and symbols.
Kurds like other nations have their flag, despite of not being independent. December 17 of every year is set the Kurdistan Flag Day where Many events and activities are held in the Kurdistan Region.
The Parliament of the Kurdistan Region- north of Iraq, which is southern Kurdistan part of the greater Kurdistan, issued a decision in the 2009 considering december 17 of each year as a day to celebrate the flag of Kurdistan.
And today, December 17, 2019, the flag of Kurdistan was raised and citizens of the Kurdistan Region celebrated the Flag Day in schools and government departments in all of the cities of the Kurdistan Region.
Many changes happened over the Kurdish Flag, and nowdays flag is the last design of the Kurdish Flag.
The flag of Kurdistan is made up of three colors, red, which symbolizes the sacrifice made by the Kurdish people in order to remove injustice from its shoulders, and green symbolizes the picturesque nature of Kurdistan, and white symbolizes peace, security, coexistence and tolerance.
The flag has a yellow sun in its center symbolizing the ancient religions of the Kurds, and it has 21 rays. This number is considered sacred in the Zoroastrian religion, which some believe is the ancient religion of the Kurds, and it also symbolizes March 21, the day of Nowruz, which is the Kurdish new year day.