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Symbols of Britain
part1
 
 
Write the number of the pictures next to their description.
 
            
1                 2                 3                 4                   5                 6                7
 
           
    8                9              10             11             12          13          14
 
       
15                16             17             18            19

 

WALES

In 1959, the Queen made the Red Dragon on green and white, the official Welsh flag.  

The leek is a vegetable, Welshmen wore it in battles. 

The daffodil is a yellow spring flower. 

The Prince of Wales is always the first son of the royal family. 

St. David is a patron saint of Wales, his flag with a yellow cross on black background is a symbol of Wales too.

 

SCOTLAND

The national musical instrument of the Scots is the bagpipe.

The national flower of the Scots is the purple thistle. 

The Lion Rampant, a red standing lion, is the symbol of the Scottish monarch.
Scotsmen wear kilts and the plaid cloth that kilts are made from is the tartan.
The famous Scottish Saltire (X-shaped cross), St. Andrew’s cross, is a white cross on sky-blue background.

The Scottish Crown Jewels, known as the Honours of Scotland, are the oldest regalia in the British Isles. 

 

NORTHERN IRELAND

The Red Hand of Ulster is the official seal of the O'Neill family. Today it is the official Arms of Northern Ireland.

St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland illustrated the Holy Trinity with a shamrock. 

The Ulster banner, the former flag of Northern Ireland was in use from 1953-1972.

The Cross of St Patrick, patron saint of  Ireland, is a red saltire on a white field. 

 

ENGLAND

The historic Flag of St. George became England's official flag in 1278. The flag is dominated by an upright, deep-red cross. 

The red rose symbolises the end of the Wars of the Roses. It is the national flower of England. 

The "Three Lions" is the unofficial crest of England and was first used by Richard the Lionheart

The oak is the national tree of England. 
 
 
 
WELL DONE!

 

       


 

 

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