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British symbols

  1. 1. British Symbols
  2. 2. The United Kingdomof Great Britainand Northern Ireland
  3. 3. Northern ScotlandIreland EnglandWales
  4. 4. Each country in Britain has its own patron saint and floral emblem
  5. 5. Heraldic floral badges of the United Kingdom.
  6. 6. The Tudor rose is the national floral emblem of England. It symbolizes the end of the Wars of the Roses.England
  7. 7. Scotland The national flower of Scotland is the thistle Thistle is a prickly-leaved purple flower which was first used in the 15th century as a symbol of defence. The thistle has been a Scottish symbol for more than 500 years. It was found on ancient coins and coats of arms.
  8. 8. The national flower of Wales is the daffodil, which is traditionally worn onWales St. David’s Day.
  9. 9. The national flower of Northern Ireland is the shamrock, a three-leaved plant similar to clover. It isNorthern a symbol of trinityIreland
  10. 10. Flags of the UK
  11. 11. the Union Jack The United Kingdom flag was officially adopted on January 1, 1801.
  12. 12. The flag of the UK is a combination of theflags of England (the cross of St. George),Scotland (the cross of St. Andrew), andIreland (the cross of St. Patrick).
  13. 13. the Union Jack
  14. 14. the Union Jack
  15. 15. The flag of Scotland -St Andrew’s CrossDating to the 12th century, the historic cross of St.Andrew was first hoisted in 1512. Also known as theSaltire, it is one of the oldest country flags. TheSaltire is a flag with a diagonal cross whose armsextend to the corners of the flag
  16. 16. The flag of England -St George’s CrossThe flag of Ireland - St Patrick Cross
  17. 17. The Welsh flagThis flag was officially adopted in 1959, but the reddragon (possibly Roman in origin) has been associatedwith Wales for many centuries. The green and whitebackground stripes represent the House of Tudor, aWelsh dynasty that once held the English throne.
  18. 18. Flag of Ulster Flag of Northern Ireland
  19. 19. Royal Banner of the King or Queen of the United Kingdom Today.
  20. 20. The Royal Banner of England
  21. 21. Scottish Royal banner The Royal Flag of Scotland, or Rampart Lion, features a traditional red lion on a gold field. It is widely used as a second national flag.
  22. 22. The Royal Standard of Scotland The Royal Standard of Scotland, a banner showing the Royal Arms of Scotland, is also frequently to be seen, particularly at sporting events involving a Scottish team. Often called the Lion Rampant (after its chief heraldic device), it is technically the property of the monarch and its use by anybody else is illegal, although this is almost universally ignored, and never enforced.
  23. 23. The Royal Arms of Scotland The Royal Arms of Scotland is a coat of arms symbolising Scotland and the Scottish monarchs.
  24. 24. Tartan is a specific woven textile pattern that often signifies a particular Scottish clan, as featured in a kilt.
  25. 25. The gold harpDavids Harp was the National Banner ofIreland for Many Centuries
  26. 26. UK Royal Coat-of-Arms
  27. 27. In The Royal Sealwe see the Lions, and the Unicorn. The Harp ofDavid, and the standing Red Lion. Lions with royal crowns.The words: "DIEU ET MON DROIT" which areLatin and mean:  "God And My Right"
  28. 28. Unofficial Coat of Arms The "Three Lions" is the unofficial crest of England and was first used by Richard I (Richard the Lionheart) in the late 12th century.
  29. 29. St Andrew Saint Andrew is the patron saint of Scotland. St Andrews Day, the 30 November, is the national day with the St. Andrews Day Bank Holiday (Scotland) Act 2007, designating the day to be an official bank holiday.
  30. 30. Saint George Saint George is the patron saint of England.
  31. 31. Saint Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland along with Saints Brigid and Columba.
  32. 32. Saint David is the patron saint of Wales.
  33. 33. The unicornis used as a heraldic symbolof Scotland.
  34. 34. National Animal of England – The Lion Because the lion is symbolic of bravery, it was frequently used to depict the courageous warriors of medieval England. Today, it remains the national animal of the country and is used extensively in sports’ team names, logos, icons, and so on.One of the great bronze lions at the base ofNelsons Column in Londons Trafalgar Square
  35. 35. The Red Dragon part of the national flag design, is also a popular Welsh symbol.

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