How YOUR "Green" Color Was Chosen & By WHOME !

How YOUR "Green" Color Was Chosen & By WHOME !
by Darius Kadivar

Since there are debates lately amongst those who don't like to see the Shiro Khorsheed Flag  displayed at demo's I thought it would be interesting for you to see how their Favorite Colour was selected before the Elections.


Yellow: Karoubi 

Green: Mousavi

Red: Ahmadinejad ( the Guy who holds the red ball is no other than Mehdi Kalhor the  cultural Advisor of Ahmadinejad who asked the Retrievel of Marjane Satrapi's Film from the Cannes Film festival in 2007)

Blue: Rezaei


Reformist Ex President Mohamad Khatami say's Impossible to have Democracy without Islam:





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by Afshin_Afshar on



Come on Q.  Don't

by Anonymouse on

Come on Q.  Don't be like that.  The whole idea of the green movement is to be together.  Especially, the more the better, from all sides because the less the same old status quo.  Come on get on with the program. 

Everything is sacred.


The many meanings of green

by javaneh29 on

GREEN is the colour of hope, growth, youth. In mythology it is known for immortality and resurection... the Egyptian god Osiris.

 It symbolises deomocracy, non violence and social justice and environmentalism,  and is used for many organisations .... Greenpeace for example. Its the colour of prosperity ... used for bank notes the £, $'s etc.

In Iran green was the colour used in poetry سبز گندم گون sabz-gandom-gun(literally "green wheat colored") or سبز مليح sabz-malih ("a green beauty").

For  traffic lights universally it means 'go'. 

In love means jelousy, it represents Islam in flags, in nature and the army, its the colour of camouflage, its the colour of witchcraft, decay, in the far east its seen as the colour for sickness and nausea.

So green has many meanings



LOL Kadivar, you are very funny!!!

by Q on

Why do you say "YOUR" color?
Green looks great on you, as does the Hezbollah style headband.


Welcome to the baseeji club!

Ari Siletz


by Ari Siletz on


rosie is roxy is roshan

I said it before and I'll say it again...

by rosie is roxy is roshan on

if you don't want 'rivers of blood in the streets' and/or a foreign-installed puppet government where Iranians blame someone else every time their nephew sneezes (the latter ain't gonna happen under Obama anyway..)..

take it or leave it. It is what it is.



Multiple Personality Disorder

It wouldn't matter if they pulled the balls out of a toilet

by Multiple Personality Disorder on

The fact will still remain the same, which is the masses of people are on the move and they have chosen to rally behind green color. 

Mardom Mazloom

Our GREEN color has its roots

by Mardom Mazloom on

in Mitraism. A francophone like you should have read Salomon Reinach, « La morale du Mithraïsme », Cultes, mythes et religions, Tome II, Éd. Ernest Leroux, Paris, 1906.

The GREEN color was the symbol of resistance and liberty for persians before Islam and without knowing these historical facts it became again our color for freedom.

The color designating AN was the national flag...

Further, in a real democracy, people has to choose their flag like what happened in Canada with the maple leaf emblem, and imposing one's choice on this matter is to be as despot as A.N. or K.R.


چو ایران نباشد، تن من مباد



ebi amirhosseini

Darius Jaan

by ebi amirhosseini on

Sepaas for sharing.

Ebi aka Haaji

Little Tweet

luck of the draw

by Little Tweet on

I wouldn't have minded yellow...



by IRANdokht on

I knew you'd like the Blob reference :o) 


the red ones are dangerous ;-)


Darius Kadivar

Irandokht Jaan Your Welcome ButYou Ain't Seen Anything Yet ;0)

by Darius Kadivar on



Ghoreh Keshi?

by Khar on

I thought Ghoreh Keshi, Lotto and Ghomaar is Haraam? :0)


red darim ta red

by IRANdokht on

I've seen Iran's map in red, a huge red blob on white resembling blood stain and red apple avatars recently used by some friends who are sworn enemies of the left and "communists". Very distracting to say the least :o) can't keep track of who's supporting Iranians anymore.



Their red is ala red

by Anonymouse on

Their red is ala red state blue state. The red avatar was there before and Republicans or Communists or those who just like red color use it ;-) 

Everything is sacred.


Thanks DK

by IRANdokht on

It's good to know that calling the green "sabz seyyedi" and feeling all offended by the color was just a load of crap! ;-)

On a different note, it was fun to watch grown men get so excited over a few colored balls applauding each color like a little kid. Thank Goodness Mousavi didn't end up with the yellow... not so many positive things to say about that in Farsi!

I now wonder why some of the Iranians are starting to use red in their
avatars etc... Have you noticed them too? Does that mean they're supporting Ahmadinejad?