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The Derafsh Kāviān (Middle Persian: Drafš-ī Kāvayān, Modern Persian: درفش کاویانی Derafš-e Kāviān) was the legendary royal standard (vexilloid) of the Sasanian kings. The banner was also sometimes called the "Standard of Jamshid" (Drafš-e Jamshid), the "Standard of Fereydun" (Drafš-e Freydun), and the "Royal Standard" (Drafš-e Kayi).
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Again with the mysterious disappearing and reappearing Iceland! Brick wall


Jyrkkä Jätkä
Posted: Friday, May 18, 2018 6:16:02 AM

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That was good, thar!
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Posted: Friday, May 18, 2018 12:52:37 PM

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[quote=thar]Again with the mysterious disappearing and reappearing Iceland!

There is a myth in Ireland (and Great Britain sometimes) about a island which appears and disappears - The Blessed Isles or Tír na nÓg (Isles of youth).

Maybe Iceland's in the running . . .
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Old and new - changed in 1965.



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Some of the potential designs submitted for the Icelandic flag in 1914. From an exhibition just opened in the Icelandic embassy in Denmark.

(For why tge design chosen referenced Norwegian origins, not the Danish flag, see Greenland joke above. Whistle )


No offence Denmark, but...




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Sergio Ramos wears flag of Andalusia as Real Madrid celebrate winning the Champions League.



The green and white flag of Andalusia, which features the Pillars of Hercules as a design.




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Nordic flags


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Flags from India, on sale in the UK

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For you to guess - where is this flag for?


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Think George David Patrick


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Festival of the day -

Ysyakh festival, Sakha Republic, Yakutia



Sakha flag

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The flag of Sakha Republic was adopted in 1992. Its symbolics is explained by Uliana Vinokurova, Yakut ideologist and politician, in her book Skaz o narode sakha (The story of the Sakha people), published in 1994. The flag of Yakutia-Sakha reflects the national traditions of the Sakhas:

a white sun (урунъкун), symbol of eternal life,
on a blue field, caracterizing the polar climate, cold and hard, of the Sakha country.

In the bottom of the flag, three coloured stripes,
white for purity, snow, hope, wisdom and kindness;
red for strength, courage, honour and aspiration to sovereignty;
green for health, joy, and hope put into the active forces of the nation.



or more literally:

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blue = sky
white = snow
green = taiga
red = courage and constancy of the people
white disc = the northern sun


drago - where?
Seeing more Jamaica than Ireland!
Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Saturday, June 22, 2019 12:11:48 PM

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thar wrote:
drago - where?
Seeing more Jamaica than Ireland!

It's the United Kingdom of England, Wales and Northern Ireland . . .

This is the flag of the Caucasian people - well, the North Caucasian Emirate around 1920.
"Have a nice day!"

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thar
Posted: Saturday, August 17, 2019 11:51:38 AM

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Well it is a "flag", and this is the world




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Skólavörðustígur, one of the streets in downtown Reykjavík, has been painted in rainbow colors – for good. At the top of the street is one of Reykjavík’s best known buildings, Hallgrímskirkja church. Unlike Klapparstígur, which was temporarily painted that way recently to celebrate Reykjavík Pride, the paint on Skólavörðustígur is made to last, mbl.is reports.

The timing couldn’t be more appropriate, for tomorrow, Reykjavík Pride, which began August 8, will culminate with the Reykjavík Pride Parade downtown, starting at 2 pm. This is a family event, typically attended by tens of thousands of people.

Yesterday, the street remained closed to traffic, for the paint, applied Tuesday, needs time to dry. That didn’t prevent it from being photographed by numerous tourists, who passed by.

The stretch of the street that has been painted runs from Bergstaðastræti down to Laugavegur. This is the part that has been closed to motorized traffic in summer, but will be open to all in winter.

The decision to have a permanent rainbow painted on Skólavörðustígur was unanimously made by the Reykjavík City Council in June.



I wonder what this tourist would have thought about it? Whistle

(Their editorial, not mine. Not that anyone gets contentious in the games threads. Angel

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An American tourist stormed out of Hallgrímskirkja on August 11th after taking offence to the display of rainbow flags in the church. It seems American Evangelical exclusivity takes no rest, even on holiday. Before storming out, the unnamed delicate flower had a heated discussion with a church attendant.

“Excuse me. Is that a rainbow flag in the church?” The tourist asked. It’s a fair question. The bright colours don’t always give it away.

“Yes, it is,” responded the attendant, confirming that the tourist’s eyes did not deceive.

“Why would a church have that?” Another fair question. Churches have historically been in favour of executing gay people and not flying rainbow flags.

“Because we believe that God’s love is inclusive for all people, irrespective of their sexuality or background.” This church aims to rectify history’s transgressions. Nice.

“Jesus would never accept that.”

“Yes, he would.”

“No, he would not.”

“I’m afraid we will have to disagree on that.” Who is this attendant? Can I shake their hand?

“This is not a Christian church! Shame!” The anonymous theology expert then huffed out of the church. I am certain they have a lot to say about Christian love and unity in regards to recent media buzz concerning what has been happening in the United States.

As someone who grew up in an Evangelical Christian Church, my parents and their friends forced me to read the Bible a lot. As a result, I know for certain that Jesus would preach unconditional love and tell the haters to leave the judgement to God. Fortunately, most Americans who come to visit Iceland realise this, and refrain from engaging in theological debates with church attendants.


sources https://icelandmonitor.mbl.is/news/news/2019/08/16/gay_for_good/, https://grapevine.is/news/2019/08/12/tourist-vs-rainbow-flag-0-1-rainbow-flag/
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Happy Independence day, Honduras.


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The two outer Cerulean Blue bands represent the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, and also represent the blue sky and brotherhood.
The inner white band represents the land between the ocean and the sea, the peace and prosperity of its people, and purity of thoughts.
The five cerulean five-pointed stars arranged in an X pattern centered in the white band represent the five nations of the former Federal Republic of Central America (El Salvador, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, and Guatemala) and the hope that the nations may form a union again.





I know very little about Central American politics, but I don't think that univification is going to happen any time soon!Whistle
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based on the flag of the Federal Republic of Central America

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Posted: Saturday, September 28, 2019 2:10:03 PM

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Any graphic that has the flag of Eire for Ireland is completely missing the point and has no concept if history or politics. It is a combined team representing the whole island.
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And now the cricket. Funny how they both came from the same source but took hold in different places




And for a different mix again...




And finally - a different mix again.


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Who knew Lebanon played rugby league? Whistle
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