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Flags were used on battlefields to show identification and hierarchy. Over time, they have evolved and incorporated symbols that are significant to the countries they represent.

The United Kingdom

The flag of the United Kingdom is called the Union Flag officially, but it is popularly known as the Union Jack. This is the name given to the same flag when flown at sea.

The Union Jack is one of the oldest flags in the world and it is a combination of three different flags with symbols of the patron saints of three countries: England and Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland. St. George’s cross on the white background represents England and Wales. The white-colored St. Andrew’s cross on the blue background represents Scotland, and St. Patrick’s cross and the red diagonal cross on the white background represents Northern Ireland.

The British flag was adopted on Jan. 1, 1801.

Nigeria

The flag of Nigeria is comprised of three equal-sized vertical stripes. The green represents lush vegetation and the agricultural industry of Nigeria. The white signifies the desire for peace among the people of Nigeria.

The Nigerian flag was adopted on Oct. 1, 1960.

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The Tradition of Fathers Day

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How do fathers celebrate their special day in countries around the world?

In Mexico, fathers run 21km through the city. Finnish fathers sleep in and enjoy their favorite breakfast.

Germans celebrate Father’s Day on the sixth Sunday after Easter. Father’s Day is called Vatertag and it is celebrated on Mannertag (Man’s Day). The women stay home with the children and the dads enjoy the holiday doing man things together for the day.

Thailand celebrates Father’s Day at the beginning of December on the birthday of King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the father of the nation. Traditionally, everyone wears yellow and the fathers are presented with canna flowers. This is a national holiday.

In South Africa, Father’s Day is celebrated on the third Sunday in June. The tradition is similar to that of the United States. Children give their father’s cards and gifts. They fish together hoping to catch something for dinner.

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The final 6 ‘Game of Thrones’ episodes might feel like a full season

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