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.
Specific flag days
|National Flag of Canada Day commemorates adoption of the Canadian flag, Feb. 15, 1965. |
Québec Flag Day (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 States||June 14||Flag Day Commemorates adoption of the U.S. flag on June 14, 1777.|
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