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British floral symbols
THE UK The UK of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is made up of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
THE BRITISH FLAG …known as the Union Jack, is a combination of three flags:the Saint Andrew`s cross, the Saint Patrick`s cross and the Saint George´s cross.
THE ENGLISH FLAG The Saint George´s cross is the English flag. Saint George`s Day is celebrated on 23 April.
THE SYMBOL OF ENGLAND The red rose became the emblem of England after the War of the Roses (1455-1485) which was the war of the dynasties for the English throne.
THE WELSH FLAG …shows a dragon. Saint David is the patron saint of Wales. Saint David`s Day is celebrated on 1 March.
THE SYMBOL OF WALES The daffodil is Welshmen`s national emblem.
THE SCOTTISH FLAG The Saint Andrew`s cross is the Scottish flag. Saint Andrew`s Day is celebrated on 30 November.
THE SYMBOL OF SCOTLAND The thistle, the national emblem of Scotland was chosen as such because it saved the country from the enemy.
THE FLAG OF NORTHERN IRELAND Ulster is the name used today for six counties of Northern Ireland. The flag represents these six counties.
THE SYMBOL OF NORTHERN IRELAND The shamrock, the emblem of the Irish is proudly worn on St.Patrick`s Day, March 17.
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