16th September is Martyrs’ Day in Libya. A public holiday to commemorate those who gave their lives or were exiled under Italian rule and also those who died in the Libyan Civil War.
The flag of Libya originally adopted in December 1951 fell out of use in 1969 and was re-adopted in August 2011. The design consists of a triband of red, double width black and green. A crescent moon and five-pointed white star is featured in the center of the flag.