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quarta-feira, 30 de novembro de 2016

National Day of Scotland

The thistle, the national flower of Scotland in Edinburgh

Saint Andrew is the Patron Saint of Scotland and his day is celebrated on November 30, the national day of Scotland.

Scotland, July 2016

The flag of Scotland adopted the crux decussata upon which Saint Andrew was crucified.

St Andrews, 2013

On this day in 2013 I was in Scotland...  for a very good reason...

Star of the Order of the Thistle.
This order of chivalry is associated with Scotland.The four-pointed star is overlaid with a St Andrew's cross; in the centre is a thistle.
The Rundell Bridge & Co piece of jewellery is made of gold, silver, diamonds, emeralds, rubies and enamel and was comissioned by Queen Victoria. 

Royal Collection Trust / © HM Queen Elizabeth II 2016

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