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When to Display the United States Flag

It is proper to display the flag from sunrise to sunset on all days the weather permits. The flag may also be displayed at night if illuminated by a light. But it is even more important to display the flag on national holidays and days of importance, including but not limited to:

New Year's Day
Inauguration Day
Martin Luther King Jr's Birthday
Lincoln's Birthday
Washington's Birthday
Easter Sunday
Mother's Day
Armed Forces Day
Memorial Day (half staff until noon)
Flag Day
Father's Day
Independence Day
Labor Day
Constitution Day
Columbus Day
Veterans Day
Thanksgiving Day
Christmas Day
Election Days
State and Local Holidays
State Birthday
 

International Flag Holiday Calendar

USA

January 1 - New Year's Day
January 16 - Martin Luther King Jr.
February 14 - St. Valentine's Day
February 17 - National Public Science Day
February 22 - George Washington's Birthday
March 8 - International Women's Day
March 16 - Liberty Day
March 17 - St. Patrick's Day
April 1 - April Fool's Day
April 9 - Good Friday
April 11 - Easter Sunday
April 15 - Accountant's Day
April 21 - Secretaries Day
May 1 - Law Day
May 1 - May Day
May 4 - National Teacher Day
May 9 - Mother's Day
May 31 - Memorial Day
June 20 - Father's Day
July 4 - Independence Day
August 15 - Assumption Day
August 19 - National Aviation Day
September 6 - Labor Day
September 11 - Patriot Day
October 11 - Columbus Day
October 24 - United Nations Day
October 27 - Mother-in-Law's Day
October 27 - Navy Day
October 31 - Hallowe'en
November 1 - All Saint's Day
November 11 - Veterans Day
November 19 - US Marine Corps Day
November 20 - Children's Day
November 25 - Thanksgiving Day
December 1 - World Aids Day
December 7 - Pearl Harbor Day
December 25 - Christmas Day
December 31 - New Year's Eve

 

United Kingdom

January 1 - New Year's Day
January 2 - Bank Holiday
January 27 - WWII Genocide Memorial Day
March 1 - St. David's Day
March 17 - St. Patrick's Day
March 21 - Mothering Sunday
April 1 - April Fool's Day
April 9 - Good Friday
April 11 - Easter
April 12 - Eastern Monday
April 21 - Queen's Birthday (actual date)
April 23 - St. George's Day (Patron Saint of England)
May 3 - May Day Bank Holiday
June 20 - Father's Day
July 12 - Battle of Boyne/Orangemen's Day
July 14 - Emmeline Pankhurst Day
July 15 - St. Swithin's day
August 30 - Late Summer Bank Holiday
October 31 - Hallowe'en
November 5 - Bonfire Night (Guy Fawkes Day)
November 11 - Remembrance Day
December 25 - Christmas
December 26 - Boxing Day

 

Germany

January 1 - New Year's Day
January 6 - Epiphany
January 27 - WII Genocide Memorial Day
April 9 - Good Friday
April 11 - Easter Sunday
April 12 - Easter Monday
April 21 - Kindergarten Day
May 1 - Labor Day
May 20 - Ascension Thursday
May 31 - Pentecost Monday
June 10 - Corpus Christi
June 13 - Vincent's Day
August 15 - Assumption Day
October 3 - Unity Day (National)
October 31 - Reformation Day
November 1 - All Saint's Day
November 9 - Berlin Wall Opening Day
November 10 - Prayer and Repentance Day
November 14 - National Day of Mourning
November 21 - Totensonntag
November 22 - Buss und Bettag
December 6 - St. Nicholas Day
December 25 - Christmas

 

 
France
January 1 - New Year's Day
April 12 - Easter Monday
April 27 - Emancipation Day
May 1 - Labor Day
May 8 - Liberation Day
May 20 - Ascension Thursday
May 31 - Pentecost Monday
July 11 - La Fete de la Magdalene
July 14 - French National Day/Bastille Day
July 19 - Edgar Degas' Birthday
August 15 - Assumption Day
November 1 - All Saint's Day
November 11 - Armistice Day
November 25 - St. Catherine's Day
December 25 - Christmas

 

China:

January 1 - New Year's Day
January 12 - Lunar New Year's Day
January 12 - Chinese New Year
January 12 - Spring Festival
March 8 - Women's Day
April 4 - Qing Ming
May 1 - Labor Day
May 4 - National Youth Day
June 1 - International Children's Day
June 22 - Dragon Boat Festival Day
July 1 - Communist Party Foundation
August 1 - People's Liberation Army Day
August 22 - The Daughter's Festival (Chinese Valentines Day)
September 28 - Mid-autumn Festival
October 1 - P.R. China's Birthday
October 2 - National Day

 

Russia
 
January 1 - New Year's Day
January 7 - Russian Orthodox Christmas
January 14 - Old New Year's Day
January 16 - Russian Winter Festival
January 25 - St. Tatiana Day (beginning of Winter Holiday)
February 14 - Valentines Day
February 23 - Defender of the State Day (Warrior's Day)
March 1 - Maslenitsa, or Blini Days begin
March 8 - Women's Day
April 1 - Fool Day (Day of Laughter)
April 11 - Russian Orthodox Easter
April 12 - Cosmonaut's Day
May 1 - Labor Day
May 9 - Victory Day
June 1 - Day of Children's Defence
June 6 - Pushkin's Birthday
June 7 - Day of Independence
June 21 - White Nights Festival begins
July 11 - White Nights Festival ends
July 25 - Navy Day
August 14 - Honey Spas
August 19 - Apple Spas
August 19 - Day of the Failed August, 1991 Coup
September 8 - Siege of Leningrad Day
September 19 - Moscow Day
November 7 - Accord & Reconciliation Day
November 10 - Militsiya (Police) Day
December 12 - Constitution Day


 

 

   
Spain
 
January 1 - Ano Nuevo (New Year's Day)
January 6 - Dia de los Reyes (12th night, when Christmas presents are given
January 22 - St. Vincent's Day (Valencia)
February 1 - San Cecilio
February 28 - Andalusia Day
March 19 - San Jose (Father's Day)
April 4 - Basque National Day
April 8 - Holy Thursday
April 9 - Viernes Santo (Good Friday)
April 11 - Dia de Pascua (Easter Sunday)
April 23 - St. George's Day
May 1 - Dia del Trabajo (Labour Day)
May 20 - St. Ferdinand Day
May 30 - Canary Islands Day
May 31 - Dia de Castilla la Mancha
June 10 - Corpus Christi
June 24 - San Juan (St.John's Day)
June 29 - San Pedro y San Pablo (St.Peter & St.Paul)
July 7 - Running of the Bulls
July 25 - Santiago (St.James, patron saint of Spain)
August 3 - Fiesta de la Colmena
August 10 - St. Lawrence Day
August 15 - Asuncion (Assumption)
September 29 - St. Michael's Day
October 9 - Dia de la Hispanidad (Columbus Day)
November 1 - Todos los Santos (All Saints Day)
December 6 - Dia de la Constitucion (Constitution Day)
December 8 - Immaculada Concepcion (Immaculate Conception)
December 25 - Navidad (Christmas Day)
December 26 - St. Stephen's Day

 

 
 
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