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Some time ago I talked with a German girl about the use of flags in Germany. She told me that the only time it is seen as okay to be waving the German flag is at sport events and official buildings. The rest of the time the fear of feeling national pride is too big. It is in fact so bad that some Germans even feel uncomfortable when they see other countries waving it at hotels and the like.

In Scandinavia we use our flags completely different, but it’s not like in North America where you see flags everywhere as a sign of national pride.
Every time we have a celebration of any kind we raise the flags, because here our flags doesn’t so much symbolise national pride as much as it has become a symbol of happiness, joy and having a good time. And something I haven’t seen in other countries is that we use it when celebrating birthdays. So if you walk by a house here and see 20 small flags in the front yard, it’s not because the people living there are nationalists. It just means someone is celebrating their birthday.

We even put the flags on Christmas trees like so http://www.museum-sonderjylland.dk/BILLEDERNE/web-dansk-juletrae.jpg http://naturvern.imaker.no/data/b/0/98/41/7_2701_0.jpg http://www.airynothing.com/photos/2005_Christmas_Montreal/2005_Christmas_Montreal-Thumbnails/108.jpg :XD:

11th August 2010
 


662 Comments:
 
18 hours ago #9137072      

in the UK its alwayes for realy special occasions like that air show day in the summer or june, dunnow much about that though but a alwayes love to see Lancaster bombers flying around :D im still a kid on the inside



5 days ago #9134094      

I think the past 13 years have given me a similar, if lesser, reaction to seeing the US flag waved as Germany has to seeing his. Significant discomfort, at least.



17 days ago #9126687      

I used to think that Americans were crazy about their flag.


Then, I took a trip to Canada...



29 days ago #9116707      

NOOOOO!!!! I LOVE YOU GERMANY!!!!!



1 month ago #9115185      

@elessal
Yes, many nazi war criminals (and some more decent russian politicians fleeing Stalin) chose South America as their refuge. I suspect most of those have died out of old age now, tho.



iamjtt

19 M
1 month ago #9113007      

@1amRand0m It's ok! :)



1 month ago #9111009      

The current flag of Germany was actually used by Germans who opposed Nazism. That's why West Germany used the black, red and yellow and East Germany used a variation of said flag.



1 month ago #9108348      

@iamjtt: I think , I accidantly reported your comment, because I wanted to answer it...
Sorry



00joe01

14 M
1 month ago #9105466      

@Imbeake I'm swedish but one of my favorite flags and countries is Canada. You should be a proud Canadian :)



lmbrake

18 F
1 month ago #9105459      

Germany should never come here, then. My town was basically settled completely by German immigrants, and the German flag is everywhere.
We have lots of Canada flags (obviously,) German flags, and Norwegian flags, because of their navy base here in WWII. (Camp Norway. It's still here, too: http://ns1763.ca/lunenco/norwaycmp.html )



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