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How to mark independence day in the UK

How to paint your own independence day flag in the Republic of Ireland?

We’ve asked the experts to put the process in the context of their experiences and experience. 

Here are the basics to make your own. 


Know the history of the country If you’re looking to mark your independence day with a flag that dates back to the country’s founding, then you need to know a little about the history and origins of the republic of Ireland. 

This is important to know because if you paint your flag in such a way as to be disrespectful to the state of the nation, then the flag will not fly in the republic and will therefore not fly outside the boundaries of the United Kingdom. 


Make a statement of intent To mark the occasion, paint your national flag in a way that makes it clear that you are the nation’s voice.

This is important because, as the Irish Republic of Independence Foundation has explained, this is the flag that will fly outside London when the Queen holds a State of the Nation Address at the Palace of Westminster. 


Paint the flag with a message of solidarity You may not have been aware of the role that solidarity plays in the history, identity and identity politics of the Irish nation, but solidarity is also a key theme of the republican tradition.

This can be seen in the flag designs of the first republics that emerged, which featured a white cross and the words “We, the People of the Republic” and “Irish Republic” written across it. 4.

Make your flag colourful and symbolic There are a variety of flags, including the red, white and blue, that are popularly known as ‘national flags’. 

But a great way to celebrate the occasion is to make a flag in an unexpected colour and design. 

You can use traditional flags such as the Union Flag, or choose a colourful design such as a green star, blue ribbon or white and red stripes. 


Use flags with the slogan ‘We’re all Irish’ You could also paint a flag of the state’s ‘national anthem’, the Irish National Anthem.

This would be an anthem for all Irish people. 

It is a powerful symbol, but remember that the phrase ‘We are all Irish’, which means ‘I am Irish’ is a phrase often used by those who are not Irish to refer to themselves. 


Paint a message for your flag You don’t have to choose your flag design based on a particular national or ethnic background, but there are many flags with a particular message to convey. 

The Union Flag is a national flag of Ireland with the words ‘We Are All Irish’ printed on it.

 The Blue Ribbon is a flag with the blue ribbon across the centre and the red ribbons on either side.

The White and Red stripes are the colours of the ‘Irish’ flag, which are represented by the white ribbon and red ribbons on either end of the flag.


Choose a flag to hang on your wall, door or fence You’ve probably heard the story of the great Irish man who painted his home’s flag red in honour of the Queen’s visit to Ireland in 1773. 

But this story is not a unique one, as many flags have been hung in public places around the world, from flags in museums to flags hanging on the walls of schools, churches and hospitals. 

What you’ll need: a flag that you can hang on the wall or fence (or both) a colour that you like to paint it with (or one of your own) white paint or red paint (optional) (optional)A small wooden marker a sharpie marker the words ‘Irish Republic’ written on a piece of paper optional: a bottle of paint to use as a guide for the colours and directions of the colours to be used (Optional)How to paint the Irish flag: 1: Choose a national or ethnically diverse flag that is recognisable to you, that you don’t mind being seen by others as a part of your heritage If your flag has been hung up for a while, you may find that you need a different flag, or even a different colour you can always add a flagpole or other visible feature to it 2: Pick a colour that appeals to you and what you like most about your flag.

If you paint it in a colour you like, then your colours will stand out 3: Paint a small, contrasting, textured image (or, more commonly, a colour image that you use on your flagpole) 4: Choose the colours that you’d like to use to represent your national or ethno-cultural background 5: Apply the white paint or a colour painting brush to the flag to make the colours stand out  (You may want to use the brush to paint a smaller piece of white fabric for the edges