|Egypt is an ancient land with rich and powerful traditions.|
The flag's use of red, white and black reference Egypt's revolution, its promising future and the dark days the country has left behind, respectively. But green is still considered to be the country's national color.
Ancient color traditions in Egypt have made the transition to the modern world in this country. Camels in the desert wore - and still wear - red tassels as charms; today, red is still considered lucky. Ancient pharaohs wore a white crown to represent their rule over Upper Egypt, and a red gown to signify rule over Lower Egypt. Blue was a mourning color in ancient Egypt, and it remains the color of death today.
But new color traditions have emerged as well. Green, a sacred color for Muslims, is now the national color of the country. But don't create packaging or mail packages in green: It's not well-regarded.
White is a color of status. Ancient pharaohs wore a white crown which represented his rule over the land.
Black is a color of the preparation of rebirth, not of death. On the flag, it signifies the end of oppression.
In ancient Egypt, red was the color of the god who separated earth and sky. Red is considered a lucky charm.
Yellow conveys happiness and good fortune. Yellow and red are wedding colors. Yellow ochre was used by the ancient Egyptians to cosmetically lighten their skin.
Dark blue is a mourning color. Blue beads have been worn by some Egyptians, and animals have been adorned with blue beads or cloth, all as charms against evil.
The national color, green should not be used on packages. It is a sacred color among Muslims. Green can mean fertility, vegetation, rain and strength.
Purple denotes virtue and faith in Egypt.