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National Symbol
A national symbol is a symbol of any entity considering and manifesting itself to the world as a national community: the sovereign states but also nations and country, countries in a state of colonial or other dependence, federal integration, or even an ethnocultural community considered a 'nationality' despite having no political autonomy. National symbols intend to unite people by creating visual, verbal, or Cultural icon, iconic representations of the national people, values, goals, or history. These symbols are often rallied around as part of celebrations of patriotism or aspiring nationalism (such as independence, autonomy or separation movements) and are designed to be inclusive and representative of all the people of the national community. Common official national symbols *The national flag, flag or banner of a nation-state *The Gallery of country coats of arms, coat of arms of the nation, land or ruling dynasty *The seal (emblem), seal or stamp of the nation, land or ...
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Symbol
A symbol is a mark, sign, or word In linguistics, a word of a spoken language can be defined as the smallest sequence of phonemes that can be uttered in isolation with semantic, objective or pragmatics, practical meaning (linguistics), meaning. In many languages, words also co ... that indicates, signifies, or is understood as representing an idea In common usage and in philosophy Philosophy (from , ) is the study of general and fundamental questions, such as those about reason, Metaphysics, existence, Epistemology, knowledge, Ethics, values, Philosophy of mind, mind, and Philoso ..., Object (philosophy), object, or wikt:relationship, relationship. Symbols allow people to go beyond what is known or seen by creating linkages between otherwise very different concepts and experiences. All communication (and data processing) is achieved through the use of symbols. Symbols take the form of words, sounds, gestures, ideas, or visual images and are used to convey othe ...
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National Colors
National colours are frequently part of a country's set of national symbols. Many states and nations have formally adopted a set of Color, colours as their official "national colours" while others have ''de facto'' national colours that have become well known through popular use. National colours often appear on a variety of different media, from the nation's flag to the colours used in sports. Africa North America Sub-national colours South America Asia Europe Sub-national colours Oceania Sub-national colours Countries with limited or no recognition These are the national colours for List of states with limited recognition, countries or states that have limited or no recognition. Former countries Caliphates Ancient/Imperial Chinese dynasties Supranational organisations Some noted Supranational union, supranational organisations like the United Nations and the European Union have their own colours as part of their branding and marketing ...
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Cockade
A cockade is a knot of ribbons, or other circular- or oval-shaped symbol of distinctive colours which is usually worn on a hat A collection of 18th and 19th century men's beaver felt hats A hat is a head covering which is worn for various reasons, including protection against weather conditions, ceremonial reasons such as university graduation, religious reasons, safet ... or cap A cap is a kind of soft and flat headgear, usually with a visor. Caps have crowns that fit very close to the head. They made their first appearance as early as 3,200BC. Caps typically have a visor, or no brim at all. They are popular in casual and .... Eighteenth century In the 18th and 19th centuries, coloured cockades were used in Europe to show the allegiance of their wearers to some political faction, or to show their rank or to indicate a servant's livery. Because individual armies might wear a variety of differing regimental uniforms A uniform is a type of clothing File:KangaSiyu1.jp ...
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Floral Emblem
In a number of countries, plants have been chosen as symbols to represent specific geographic areas. Some countries have a country-wide floral emblem; others in addition have symbols representing subdivisions. Different processes have been used to adopt these symbols – some are conferred by government bodies, whereas others are the result of informal public polls. The term floral emblem, which refers to flowers specifically, is primarily used in Australia and Canada. In the United States, the term state flower is more often used. National plants Africa Mauritius The national flower of Mauritius Mauritius ( ; french: Maurice, link=no ; mfe, label=, Moris ]), officially the Republic of Mauritius, is an in the about 2,000 kilometres (1,200 mi) off the southeast coast of the African continent, east of . It includes the main isla ... is ''Trochetia boutoniana ''Trochetia boutoniana'' also known by its native Mauritian Creole, Creole name boucle d'oreille is a shrub f ...
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List Of National Symbols
These are lists of national symbol A national symbol is a symbol A symbol is a mark, sign, or that indicates, signifies, or is understood as representing an , , or . Symbols allow people to go beyond what is n or seen by creating linkages between otherwise very different s ...s: *List of national animals This is a list of countries that have officially designated one or more animals as their "national animals". National animals , - , Magnificent frigatebird, Frigate ''(national bird)'', , ''Fregata magnificens'' , , , , , - , Hawksbill sea ... *List of national anthems Most nation states have an anthem, defined as "a song, as of praise, devotion, or patriotism"; most anthems are either March (music), marches or hymns in style. A song or hymn can become a national anthem under the state's constitution, by a law ... *List of national birds This is a list of national birds. Most species in the list are officially designated. Some species hold only an "unoffic ...
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Goethe Schillermonument
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (28 August 1749 – 22 March 1832) was a Germany, German poet, playwright, novelist, scientist, statesman, theatre director, and critic. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe bibliography, His works include Play (theatre), plays, poetry, literature, and aesthetic criticism as well as treatises on botany, anatomy, and colour. He is considered to be the greatest German literary figure of the modern era. Goethe took up residence in Weimar in November 1775 following the success of his first novel, ''The Sorrows of Young Werther'' (1774). He was ennobled by the Duke of Saxe-Weimar, Karl August, Grand Duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach, Karl August, in 1782. He was an early participant in the ''Sturm und Drang'' literary movement. During his first ten years in Weimar, Goethe became a member of the Duke's privy council, sat on the war and highway commissions, oversaw the reopening of silver mines in nearby Ilmenau, and implemented a series of administrative reforms at the Un ...
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National Sports Team
A national sports team (commonly known as a national team or a national side) is a team A team is a group of individuals (human or non-human) working together to achieve their goal A goal is an idea of the future or desired result that a person or a group of people envision, Planning, plan and commit to achieve. People endea ... that represents a nation A nation is a community A community is a social unit (a group of living things) with commonality such as Norm (social), norms, religion, values, Convention (norm), customs, or Identity (social science), identity. Communities may share a sense ..., rather than a particular Sports club, club or region, in an international sport. The term is most commonly associated with team sports, for example association football, association football (soccer), curling, or basketball. However, it can be applied to groups of individuals representing a country where regular play is done by individuals, and individual scores are aggr ...
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National Myth
A national myth is an inspiring narrative A narrative, story or tale is any account of a series of related events or experiences, whether nonfiction Nonfiction (also spelled non-fiction) is any document A document is a written Writing is a medium of human communication Comm ... or anecdote An ''anecdote'' is a brief, revealing account of an individual person or an incident: "a story with a point," such as to communicate an abstract idea about a person, place, or thing through the concrete details of a short narrative or to character ... about a nation A nation is a community A community is a social unit (a group of living things) with commonality such as Norm (social), norms, religion, values, Convention (norm), customs, or Identity (social science), identity. Communities may share a sense ...'s past. Such myths Myth is a folklore genre Folklore is the expressive body of culture shared by a particular group of people; it encompasses the traditions ...
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National Epic
A national epic is an epic poem An epic poem is a lengthy narrative poem Narrative poetry is a form of poetry Poetry (derived from the Greek language, Greek ''poiesis'', "making") is a form of literature that uses aesthetics, aesthetic and often rhythmic qualities of l ... or a literary work of epic scope which seeks or is believed to capture and express the essence or spirit of a particular nation A nation is a community A community is a social unit (a group of living things) with commonality such as Norm (social), norms, religion, values, Convention (norm), customs, or Identity (social science), identity. Communities may share a sense ...—not necessarily a nation state A nation state is a political unit where the state State may refer to: Arts, entertainment, and media Literature * ''State Magazine'', a monthly magazine published by the U.S. Department of State * The State (newspaper), ''The State'' (news ..., but at least an ethnic or linguistic g ...
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Natural Monument
A natural monument is a natural or natural/cultural feature of outstanding or unique value because of its inherent rarity, representative of aesthetic qualities or cultural significance. Under World Commission on Protected Areas The World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA) is one of six commissions of the International Union for Conservation of Nature The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN; officially International Union for Conservation of Nature a ... guidelines, natural monuments are level III, described as: :"Areas are set aside to protect a specific natural monument, which can be a landform, sea mount, submarine cavern, geological feature such as a cave or even a living feature such as an ancient grove. They are generally quite small protected areas and often have high visitor value." This is a lower level of protection than level II (national parks) and level I (wilderness areas). The European Environment Agency's guidelines for selection of a natu ...
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Folk Costume
A folk costume (also regional costume, national costume, traditional garment, or traditional regalia) expresses an national identity, identity through costume, which is usually associated with a geographic area or a period of time in history. It can also indicate social, marital or religious status. If the costume is used to represent the culture or Cultural identity, identity of a specific ethnic group, it is usually known as ethnic costume (also ethnic dress, ethnic wear, ethnic clothing, traditional ethnic wear or traditional ethnic garment). Such costumes often come in two forms: one for everyday occasions, the other for traditional festivals and formal wear. Following the rise of romantic nationalism, the peasantry of Europe came to serve as models for all that appeared genuine and desirable. Their dress crystallised into so-called "typical" forms, and enthusiasts adopted that attire as part of their symbolism. In areas where Western dress codes have become usual, traditio ...
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Handicraft
A handicraft, sometimes more precisely expressed as artisanal handicraft or handmade, is any of a wide variety of types of work where useful and decorative objects are made completely by one’s hand or by using only simple, non-automated related tools like scissors Scissors are hand-operated shearing tools. A pair of scissors consists of a pair of metal A metal (from Ancient Greek, Greek μέταλλον ''métallon'', "mine, quarry, metal") is a material that, when freshly prepared, polished, or f ..., carving implements, or hook File:Kaginawa.JPG, A grappling hook has multiple hooks from a central anchor, to increase the chances of catching a part of a surface that the hook can hold. A hook is a tool consisting of a length of material, typically metal, that contains a po ...s. It is a traditional main sector of craft A craft or trade is a pastime or an occupation that requires particular skills and knowledge of skilled work. In a historical sense, partic ...
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