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The Flag Shop Blog

  1. St. Andrew's Day - Everything You Need to Know!

    St. Andrew's Day - Everything You Need to Know!

    Planning on showing off your Scottish pride this St. Andrew’s Day? This year’s celebrations will be steeped in tradition as usual, but how much do you really know about the patron saint behind the national holiday? 

    Whether you’re cooking up... Read more »

  2. World Cup 2022 in Qatar - Can England go one further??

    World Cup 2022 in Qatar - Can England go one further??

    Well, that was annoying. Devastating. Frustrating. So near, but yet so far…..The story of England in pretty much every tournament since...well, you guessed it, 1966!!

    But once the immediate, gut-wrenching agony of losing the Euro 2020 final slowly subside... Read more »

  3. The Iconic Union Jack flag - How Much Do You Know?

    The Iconic Union Jack flag - How Much Do You Know?

    With Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee around the corner, we can all expect to see a lot more of our nation’s iconic Uni... Read more »

  4. The Queen's Platinum Jubilee in February 2022 - How to Join the Party!

    The Queen's Platinum Jubilee in February 2022 - How to Join the Party!

    With this year marking the 69th year of Queen Elizabeth’s reign, the nation’s already warming up for some exciting 2022 c... Read more »

  5. Gay Pride Events - "Who, What, Where & When....?

    Gay Pride Events - "Who, What, Where & When....?

     

    As lockdown restrictions loosen up gradually around the UK and Ireland, loads of us will be getting our loud and proud on this summe... Read more »

  6. Eurovision - The Last Great Lockdown Party of 2021

    Eurovision - The Last Great Lockdown Party of 2021

    With our roadmap out of lockdown laid out, it looks Brits across the nation will finally be enjoying a little more summer sunshine. Let's just say we’ve never been so excited about the prospec... Read more »

  7. St Patrick's Day 2021 - With a Twist!

    St Patrick's Day 2021 - With a Twist!

    March 17th is almost here and it’s time to get festive! But this time, things are a little different and we’ll be celebrating St Patrick’s Day from home. At The Flag Shop, though, that’s not going to stop us from having a great time. Nor will it stop us from digging into some seasonal fare, marking the date with a cascade of green and washing it all down with a Guinness.

    Because we love St Paddy’s Day as much as you do, we’ve gone all out wi... Read more »

  8. 2021 commemorates the bicentennial of the Greek War of Independence against the Ottoman Empire - Are you ready to mark it?

    2021 commemorates the bicentennial of the Greek War of Independence against the Ottoman Empire - Are you ready to mark it?

    The 1821 Revolution was a pivotal moment in history for the Greek people. The country’s population, which had suffered under Ottoman rule for hundreds of years, and it was time to fight for independence. 

    In one of the most significant events in Greek history, a 9-year-long war was waged by revolutionaries, keen to overthrow Turkish rule and chart their modern, national course. Aided later by Russian, British, French, and Europea... Read more »

  9. The final qualifiers for the Euros are in...Scotland have made it!!

    The final qualifiers for the Euros are in...Scotland have made it!!

    So after what seems like an eternity, we finally have all qualifying matches completed and the full and final line-up of nations who have successfully qualified for next Summer’s delayed Euro 2020 tournament can be revealed!! 

    Sadly Northern Ireland were taken to extra time by Slovakia but suffered a 2-1 defeat in their play-off and so they unfortunately miss out. However Hungary, North Macedonia and Slovakia all successfully neg... Read more »

  10. Northern Ireland's 100th anniversary & How to mark it!

    Northern Ireland's 100th anniversary & How to mark it!

     

    On the 3rd of May 1921, Northern Ireland was established as a separate legal entity and joined Scotland, Wales and England as part of the United Kingdom. Very soon, the time will come to celebrate a rich century of history, culture and achievements as we celebrate the region’s first anniversary. How will you be marking the momentous occasion?

    Home of the iconic Giants Causeway, gorgeous Dunluce Castle and sweeping Glens, there are a lot o... Read more »