The flag of Bahrain features a red background with a white serrated band (a band composed of a series of triangles) on the left side. The band consists of five white triangles representing the five pillars of Islam. The triangles point to the right, which is unique among national flags.
The red color on the flag represents courage and the sacrifices made by Bahrainis to defend their country, while the white color represents peace and purity. The serrated band represents the country’s openness to progress and development. The five triangles represent the five pillars of Islam – declaration of faith, prayer, charity, fasting, and pilgrimage. These pillars are the foundation of the Islamic faith.
Bahrain adopted the current design of its flag on February 14, 2002. They revised it to remove the emblems of the previous design. It adopted the original flag in 1932. It featured a different design that included the name of the country in Arabic script.