Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Ulstar Flag

Hexagram appers on the Northern Ireland Ulster Flag, which is based upon the St. George’s Cross. St. George is the Patron Saint of England, and his cross is on the national English flag. The Ulster Flag of Northern Ireland is considered Loyalist because of the Crown.
There is a dispute as to the meaning of the star, with some maintaining it is the Star of David, and others say it represents the six counties that make up Northern Ireland.
Picture is courtesy of  "Still burning" from Flickr

Northern Ireland 1971 Queen Elizabeth 
Machin SG NI 60 Scott NIMH 46

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Actually, the flag is based on the traditional flag of "Ulster" but with white replacing the original yellow background and the crowned, 6 pointed star replacing the shield.