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  1. Why the next World Cup in Qatar in 2022 will be unlike any you've seen before…

    Why the next World Cup in Qatar in 2022 will be unlike any you've seen before…
      Yes, it’s still over 3 years away—but that hasn’t stopped the 2022 Qatar World Cup from being a huge talking point already. If you’re wondering what it’s going to be like waving your World Flag in the Gulf desert, so are we frankly! Ever since FIFA’s 2010 announcement that the desert state will host the 22nd world cup, fans have...
  2. Skulls, Crossbones, Eye patches & Johnny Depp – Why pirates have never been cooler...

    Skulls, Crossbones, Eye patches & Johnny Depp – Why pirates have never been cooler...
    Shiver me timbers! Ever wondered why pirate buccaneers actually went from dangerous thieves to making millions at a cinema near you? How society stopped viewing them as wicked, plundering oceanic pests and started embracing pirate-themed parties and Halloween costumes? What’s our fascination with pirates, really? And why do we love them so much? The History of Pirates For several generations...
  3. Halloween Blog – Fun, Costumes, and our fascination with frights…

    Halloween Blog – Fun, Costumes, and our fascination with frights…
    With Halloween just around the corner, it’s hard not to get excited! But how much do you really know about the roots of Halloween? And why on earth are we all so keen to get dressed up as spookily as possible? We at The Flag Shop are huge fans of Halloween (or ‘All Hallows Eve’ to give it its proper...
  4. Oktoberfest – Why the great German Festival just gets bigger & bigger...

    Oktoberfest – Why the great German Festival just gets bigger & bigger...
      Oktoberfest 2018 kicks off in just a few weeks and this year the rest of the world will be celebrating in greater numbers than ever before..But what exactly is it all about & why all the fuss? The world’s largest Volksfest—German for “people’s festival”—lasts for 16-18 days from the 22nd of September and combines hearty Bavarian beer with all...
  5. The Great War 100 years on - Why remembering is more important than ever...

    The Great War 100 years on - Why remembering is more important than ever...
      2018 has marked the centenary of the end of the First World War, (1914-1918) the cataclysmic battle which after four years had left 18 million dead and 23 million wounded. The significant centenary has triggered commemorations and services of remembrance across the world and closer to home, throughout the UK and Ireland. Of course, Armistice Day itself is commemorated...
  6. Why Festival Flags are now a part of the British Summer scene...and how to join in the fun!

    Why Festival Flags are now a part of the British Summer scene...and how to join in the fun!
    In the UK, music festivals have become an enormous business. The live music and festivals market has a value of more than £2bn, and this figure could rise to as much as £3.5bn by 2020. It’s big business, and attending a festival, whether a flying visit or ‘Glamping,’ is becoming more and more staple of the British summer time for...
  7. Why in this day and age, supporting Armed Forces Day is more important than ever….

    Why in this day and age, supporting Armed Forces Day is more important than ever….
    Dedication The tenth annual Armed Forces Day will be celebrated at numerous events across the UK on Saturday June 30th but specifically in the historic Welsh town of Llandudno, which has been selected as this year’s main host. Llandudno will become the focal point as we all gratefully acknowledge the hard work and dedication of both serving personnel and veterans...
  8. The Great World Cup Party...and the reasons we love it

    The Great World Cup Party...and the reasons we love it
      Well it’s here again! The 21st FIFA World Cup 2018 is just around the corner and the fever is building...Who doesn’t love The World Cup? Thursday 14th June sees hosts Russia kick off the tournament against relative minnows Saudi Arabia, with the nation’s fingers being collectively crossed for England’s first game against Tunisia on Monday June 18th! Holders Germany begin...
  9. The Royal Wedding – What to Expect

    The Royal Wedding – What to Expect
      If you haven’t heard about the royal wedding over the last few months then where have you been? The whole country is getting excited for the big day between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle and preparations for the wedding are happening as we speak. It has been confirmed that the wedding will take place on Saturday 19th of May...
  10. Military Flags Old and New

    Military Flags Old and New
    Across the world there are lots of fascinating military flags used by branches of the army, as well as naval ensigns used by nautical forces, such as the navy. Flags and signs have been used as far back as the Bronze Age for warfare and became common especially during the medieval period. While the use of military flags in war...

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