The flag of Iran contains three horizontal bands colored red, white and green. On the border of the red and the green with the white, the phrase “Allahu Akbar” (God is Great) is written 22 times. In the center of the flag is the coat of arms of Iran. The coat of arms of Iran is meant to resemble a red tulip in honor of those who died for Iran. The logo contains four crescents and a sword. The five parts of the symbol represent the five principles of the religion of Islam. The four crescents on the stand for Allah as well as the overlapping parts of the Islamic phrase “la ilaha illa Allah” (there is no god but God). The flag of Iran was adopted on July 29, 1980.