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    Welsh Flag and Welsh County Flags

    The Welsh Flag, the Welsh Dragon or "Y Ddraig Goch" is recognisable by all Welshmen or women, worldwide. Many national flags are merely an arrangement of colours - the Welsh flag is one of a confident, fiery Welsh dragon – Y Ddraig Goch or the Welsh dragon flag!

    Welsh Flag, Wales' Flag the Red Dragon
    The Welsh Flag - Y Ddraig Goch - The Mighty Red Dragon - More "All about Wales" articles, click here...


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      Wales National Flag

      The Welsh Flag, the Welsh Dragon or Y Ddraig Goch wasn’t officially recognised as the national flag of the country until 1959. In 1958 the Gorsedd of Bards (comprising poets, writers and artists who have made a distinguished contribution to the Welsh language), expressed the wish that the red dragon flag be recognised as the national flag of Wales. And so, from 1959 onwards, the Welsh flag is as we know it today.

      Wales wins the World Flag Tournament

      The Welsh flag has consistently been judged as one of the most iconic and striking flags in the world. In 2021 in a worldwide poll, Y Ddraig Goch, or the Red Dragon flag, beat Scotland's white cross on blue background, by a margin of 1,401 votes. The two Celtic nations had fended off a 256 strong field, in the knock-out vote competition, to battle it out for the title. Wales also won the flag competition at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

      What is "Welsh for Dragon"?

      In Welsh, the dragon translates as "Y Ddraig Goch". Literally this means "the red dragon" - this phrase is rarely used in English. It is either the Welsh Dragon or Y Ddraig Goch.

      Welsh Dragon - Heraldic Symbol of Wales

      The Welsh Dragon is the heraldic symbol of Wales and without doubt it is Wales' most recognisable symbol. The flag, a proud and ancient battle standard of the Welsh consists of a red dragon, passant (which in heraldry terms indicates that the animal has its right foot raised), on a green and white background. The Welsh Dragon traces its history as a national symbol all the way back to the 9th century.

      Appreciate a Dragon Day 16th January

      We in Wales, don't need a special day to appreciate the Dragon - we do this every day!! However, back in 2004, a lady named Donita K. Paul established this special Day as to appreciate the dragons.

      National Welsh Flags

      From 1959 to current 1807 to 1953 1953 to 1959
      Welsh flags - Current Welsh flag since 1959
      Welsh flag - 1807 to 1953
      Flag of Wales 1953 - 1959
      Flag of St David 1702 to 1807 St David with Welsh Dragon Welsh Colony Patagonia
      Welsh flags - Flag of St David
      Welsh flag - Flag of St David with a Welsh Dragon
      Welsh Colony in Patagonia Flag


      Welsh Flag of Patagonia

      The Welsh colony in Patagonia, Argentina known as Y Wladfa began in 1865. It occurred mainly along the coast of the Chubut Province in Patagonia. The Welsh-Argentine community is centred on Gaiman, Trelew and Trevelin. The flag is the Argentinian flag with a Welsh dragon in the centre

      Welsh Flag of Patagonia, the Welsh Colony in Argentina


      Welsh Royal Standards

      Owain Glyndwr Aberffraw Dinefwr
      Owain Glyndwr Royal Standard House of Aberffraw House of DInefwr
      Llywelyn ab Gruffudd Mathrafal Powys Fadog
      House of Llywelyn ab Gruffudd House of Mathrafal House of Powys Fadog


      Flags of Counties and Cities

      Anglesey Caernarfonshire Cardiganshire
      Anglesey County Flag Caernarfonshire County Flag Cardiganshire County Flag
      Flintshire Glamorganshire Meirionydd
      Flintshire County Flag Glamorganshire County Flag Meirionydd County Flag
      Monmouthshire Pembrokeshire Cardiff City
      Monmouthshire Flag Pembrokeshire Flag Cardiff City Flag


       Battle, Religious and Other Flags Flags

      Battle Flag
      Cross of Neith
      Battle Flag
      Golden Dragon
      Religious Flag
      St David
      Cross of Neith - Y Groes Nawdd Golden Dragon St David's Flag
      Religious Flag
      Church in Wales
      Nationalist Flag
      The White Eagle
      National Flag
      The Black Dragon
      Church in Wales The White Eagle The Black Dragon
      Nationalist Flag
      Government Flag
      Welsh Tricolour Senedd Cymru Ensign

      Why is Welsh Flag not in the Union Jack?

      The official answer is that it is! The Welsh flag colours nor the dragon appears on the Union Flag because when the first Union Flag was created in 1606, the Principality of Wales by that time was already united with England and was no longer a separate principality. However, in 1959 Queen Elizabeth announced that ‘only the Red Dragon on a green and white flag should be flown on government buildings in Wales’. Sounds a bit like 'gobbledygook' but let's remember, the Welsh flag has just been voted the best flag in the world...


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      Last update 1st January 2023

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