Flag day

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Stamp celebrating 50th Flag Day of the Faroe Islands

A flag day is a flag-related holiday—either a day designated for flying a certain flag (such as a national flag), or a day set aside to celebrate a historical event such as a nation's adoption of its flag.

Flag days are usually codified in national statutes, however, in some countries a decree by the head of state can also order a flag day. The statute or decree may specify locations where flags are flown and how are they flown (for example, at full- or half-staff); alternatively, custom may prevail.[1]

Specific flag days[edit]

Flag Day in the U.S.
Country/Territory/Continent Date Details
February 15
January 21[2][3]
National Flag of Canada Day commemorates adoption of the Canadian flag, Feb. 15, 1965.
Québec Flag Day[4] (French: Jour du Drapeau) commemorates the first flying of the flag of Quebec, January 21, 1948.
 European Union May 9 Europe Day commemorates the Schuman Declaration.
 United Kingdom
 United States June 14 Flag Day Commemorates adoption of the U.S. flag on June 14, 1777.

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  1. Gammage, Jeff (2008-06-14). "Flag Day loses importance but lives on in Phila". Error: journal= not stated. Philadelphia Inquirer. Archived from the original on 2008-06-20. Retrieved on 2008-06-14.
  2. Jour du drapeau archive copy on the w:Mouvement national des Québécoises et des Québécois' website. français
  3. Loi sur le drapeau et les emblèmes du Québec archive copy (Law on the flag and the emblems of Québec) on the Quebec Government's website. français
  4. An Act respecting the flag and emblems of Québec, R.S.Q. c. D-12.1. CanLII. Retrieved on 2009-04-10.