Have you ever noticed the similarity between different national flags. You would think that when a country designs a flag that it would make an attempt to be different from anything else that has gone before. Though many flags incorporate their history so I guess it is inevitable that the Scandinavian flags, for example, are similar.
Many people on Facebook use the incorrect flag icons, and looking at the flags, it is easy to see why
People also often place the Union Jack upside down. And purists say it should be called a Union flag of a Union Jack Flag because a jack is flown from the jackstaff of a ship.
The flag was formed by combining the crosses of the patron saints of England, Scotland and Ireland – St. George, St. Andrew and St. Patrick. Wales was already a principality of England by this point so didn’t get visual representation on the flag.
and…many – if not most – people think that the 12 stars in the EU flag refer to the original countries when the flag was designed. They would be wrong. The number of stars is fixed, twelve being the symbol of perfection and unity. Twelve apostles, twelve hours in a day, twelve months in the year etc.