Welsh Flag

Welsh Flag

The Flag of Wales - Description of the Welsh Flag

The description of the Welsh Flag is as follows:

Two equal horizontal bands of white (top), and green

Red Dragon Emblem

According to Ancient and Heraldic traditions much symbolism is associated with colors. The colors on the Welsh flag represent the following:

White - peace and honesty

Red - hardiness, bravery, strength & valour

Green - hope, joy and love and in many cultures have a sacred significance

The basic style shown in the picture of the Welsh flag is described as Emblem reflecting the central design of the flag pattern

All Flag pictures depict flags flying, from the viewer's point of view, from left to right

The shape and flag ratio of the Welsh flag is described as 2:3 ( length 1 times the height )

The Meaning & History of the Welsh Flag

The Welsh flag is known as Y Ddraig Goch, the Red Dragon

The Romans carried banners bearing Dragon emblems - it is believed that legends about dragons were passed to the Romans from the Persian Empire

The Welsh hero Cadwaladr carried the dragon standard in the 700's

The Tudors claimed Welsh ancestry and their livery was green and white. The Tudors claim to the English throne was strengthened by this association

The Welsh flag has been officially used since the 1950s

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