When to Display the American Flag

October 14, 2023

When to fly the American Flag

In the United States, it is common to fly the American Flag on several holidays and significant natural observances. The following is a list of holidays when flying the American Flag is appropriate.

New Year’s Day, January 1 Inauguration Day, January 20
Martin Luther King Jr. Day - Third Monday in January
Inauguration Day - January 20th (every 4 years)
Lincoln’s Birthday, February 12
Washington’s Birthday, third Monday in February
Easter Sunday (variable)
Mother’s Day, second Sunday in May
Armed Forces Day, third Saturday in May
Memorial Day (half-staff until noon), last Monday in May
Flag Day, June 14
Independence Day, July 4
Labor Day, first Monday in September
Patriot Day, September 11
Constitution Day, September 17
Columbus Day, second Monday in October
Navy Day, October 27
Veterans Day, November 11
Thanksgiving Day, fourth Thursday in November
Christmas Day, December 25

Such other days as may be proclaimed by the President of the United States The birthdays of States (date of admission) State holidays. This list is not exhaustive and organizations may choose to fly the American Flag on additional occasions or personal events. Don't forget to follow proper flag etiquette when displaying your US flag - that includes correct positioning, respectful handling, and appropriate lighting. 

Also in News

Why is the state of Minnesota getting a new flag?
Why is Minnesota changing its state flag?

January 14, 2024

The Minnesota State Flag is changing in the spring of 2024. Read here to find out why Minnesota decided to change their state flag. The flag re-design was approved by Minnesota's State Emblems Redesign Commission after an 11-1 vote.  There are mixed emotions for some, but others welcome the change and are looking forward to displaying the new Minnesota flag with pride. 
International polyester flags verse nylon flags
What is the difference between polyester and nylon flags?

November 09, 2023

What is the difference between polyester flags and nylon flags?

1-800 Flags international polyester flags are very popular among churches, schools, and businesses for indoor use. 

Shop international flags
Celebrating Bosses Day: Honoring Inspirational Leaders

October 17, 2023

Bosses Day is a special occasion celebrated in the United States when we take the time to appreciate and honor the leaders who have made a positive impact on our professional lives.  It's an opportunity to express gratitude, acknowledge their guidance, and celebrate their contributions. I

Sign up for our Newsletter