The Lebanese flag consists of two horizontal red bands on the top and bottom with a twice thick white band in between. In the center of the white band there is a depiction of a green cedar whose length spans the height of the middle white band. The green cedar, a common tree in the country, represents holiness and eternity. The color red represents the blood spilled in the preservation of the country against invaders, and white represents snow, peace, and purity. This flag was adopted on December 7th, 1995.