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Trinity News : July 2008
NATIONAL DAYS Greece National Day – 25th March Greece is a southern European country, nestled between Albania and Turkey. It gained its independence from the Ottoman Empire in 1829 and has since become a parliamentary republic, led by a President. It is approximately double the size of Tasmania, with just over 11,000,000 in population and comprises of about 2000 islands. The population consists primarily of Greek Orthodoxy at 98%. Its industries include tourism, food and tobacco processing, textiles, chemicals, metal products, mining and petroleum. Greece is considered to be the foundation of western culture due to its contribution to the development of democracy, justice, philosophy, mathematics and the literary arts. The Greek flag is based of nine equal, horizontal and alternating blue and white stripes. The blue square, bearing a white cross, symbolises Greek Orthodoxy. Phillip Mugridge (10WJ) The 23rd England’s National Day – 23rd April April was England’s National Day. England is the largest, most populous nation and constituent country of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. England has a population of approximately 50 million and covers an area of 130,000 kms, which is about one and a half times the size of Tasmania. England ranks amongst the world’s most influential and far reaching centres of cultural development. It is the place of origin of the English language and the Church of England. English law forms the basis of the legal systems of many countries. Australia has strong political and cultural ties to England and is a member of the Commonwealth. The flag of England is St George’s Cross. Saint George became the patron saint of England in the 13th of England during the 16th Century. It achieved status as the national flag Century. The flag of the United Kingdom, the one with the Union Jack, is the combination of the English, Scottish and Irish flags. Andrew Arul-Anandam (10Du) Daniel Ong (10Yo) 24 TRINITY NEWS