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  1. Christmas 2021 - Make It One To Remember!

    Christmas 2021 - Make It One To Remember!
    This year’s Great British fashion trend was unarguably the stiff upper lip, and it hasn’t been easy for most of us. What began with a lockdown set the tone for a second long year of uncertainty, and most of us dashed out into the sunshine the second Freedom Day came around. Now that the winter storms have started, it’s possibly...
  2. Glastonbury Festival 2022 - It's Back! (Hopefully!)

    Glastonbury Festival 2022 - It's Back! (Hopefully!)
    Ready for some decent music and a vibe like no other? That’s right - Glastonbury’s back this June 2022 and it’s set to be a big one.  After sadly being cancelled for two years in a row, the crowd is roaring for a party. So this year’s going to be huge! It’s been a dreadful time throughout the Covid-19 pandemic...
  3. 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 haggis with the family or kicking up your heels at a ceilidh, here are some facts that you can share...
  4. 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 subsided, a real sense of national pride of the team’s achievement began to come to the fore again. All the St George...
  5. 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 Union Jack. We’ve long been a nation of record-breakingly large street parties and lunches, and can throw a patriotic party to rival the rest of them for the right royal event! But while you’re making where and how you’ll...
  6. 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 celebrations of Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee. Come February next year, the UK’s favourite public figure will become the first UK monarch ever to celebrate a platinum Jubilee - and here’s the lowdown on how the nation traditionally celebrates! There’s good...
  7. 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 summer - and hopefully, outdoors in the sun!  If you’re like The Flag Shop team, you’ve been waiting with baited breath for a chance to get colourful out of doors, and nothing’s more multi-coloured than a...
  8. 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 prospect of British sun! Before we head out, though, we’ve one last celebration on the cards. And this time - we’re celebrating a little more than just...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...

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