What Flag Is That 06.21.21

A country within a country, it is bordered by England to the east, the Irish Sea to the north and west, and the Bristol Channel to the south: Wales.

Wales is the dark green.

It has an ancient history with human activity for at least 29,000 years. It has a long and occasionally tense relationship with Great Britain. It is considered a ‘modern Celtic nation.’ Battles and treaties and more battles resulted in England ‘annexing’ Wales in 1542. The official language is both English and Welsh. Even though it is part of Great Britain, Wales maintains it fierce cultural identity. When competing in football (sic soccer) the Welsh team is spurred on with robust singing by the Welsh crowds, the motto of Wales is: Cymru am byth” “Wales Forever”.

The dragon motif of a red dragon on the Welsh flag first appeared on the battle flag of Henry VII in the Battle of Bosworth in 1485. The current flag of Wales was adopted in 1959. Known as the “Y Ddraig Goch” (The red Dragon)
(Thanks to Jack Goodrich, Vexillologist extraordinaire, and author of Flag-A-Day Calendar)
Where would we be without the most famous bad guy in a movie, Welsh actor Sir Anthony Hopkins.
One of our current favorite TV Shows on Acorn TV is the story of a doctor from India and his wife who move to a Welsh Village in the early 1900s..
A well designed, distinctive flag – and who doesn’t like a red dragon?

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