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Facts and info about American Flag Holidays. The date of the American Flag Day is June 14 when the flag of the United States of America is displayed on all Government buildings and many private homes. The custom and tradition of flying flags to commemorate special people and significant events in US History plays a major role in the lives of Americans.

American Flag Holidays
American flag holidays are the dates and days designated for observing the traditions and customs related to the display of the American Flag as the official emblem of the United States.


American Flag Holidays
The American flag is always flown on US National holidays, State holidays and the birthdays of the US States (to commemorate their date of admission to the Union.) The President of the United States is also empowered to proclaim new days , dates and events as American flag holidays. The following chart contains details of the days, dates and significant events when the Stars and Stripes are flown, popularly referred to as American Flag Holidays.

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The days, dates and significant events are celebrated and when the American Flag is flown are as follows - read all about American Flag Holidays and vacations:



Events - American Flag Holidays

JanuaryJanuary 1New Year's Day, January 1
 January 20Inauguration Day, January 20
 3rd Monday in JanuaryMartin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday, 3rd Monday in January
FebruaryFebruary 12Abraham Lincoln's Birthday, February 12
 3rd Monday in FebruaryGeorge Washington's Birthday, 3rd Monday in February
MarchMarchEaster Sunday (variable days and dates)
Related Holidays:
Palm Sunday
Maundy Thursday
Holy Saturday
Good Friday
Easter Monday
May2nd Sunday in MayMother's Day, 2nd Sunday in May
 3rd Saturday in MayArmed Forces Day, 3rd Saturday in May
 Last Monday in MayMemorial Day, last Monday in May, (half-staff until noon)
JuneJune 14Flag Day, June 14 (see below for days)
 3rd Sunday in June Father's Day, 3rd Sunday in June
JulyJuly 4Independence Day, July 4
 July 27National Korean War Veterans Armistice Day, July 27
August-No National American Flag Holidays
SeptemberSeptember 17Constitution Day, September 17
 1st Monday in SeptLabor Day, 1st Monday in Sept
OctoberOctober 27Navy Day, October 27
 2nd Monday in OctoberColumbus Day, second Monday in October
NovemberNovember 11Veterans Day, Nov. 11
 4th Thursday in NovemberThanksgiving Day, 4th Thursday in November
DecemberDecemberChristmas Day, December 25
Related Holidays:
Christmas Eve, December 24
Day After Christmas Day, December 26


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The following chart provides details of the days, dates and definitions of American Flag Holidays whose origins are not immediately evident and might require further clarification by non-Americans. Check out the facts about American Flag Holidays.

Events - American Flag Holidays - Dates and Days

HolidaysInauguration Day, January 20The day designated for inauguration of the United States President. The word 'inauguration' means the ceremonial induction into a position
HolidaysMartin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday

Also called MLK Day is celebrated on the 3rd Monday in January although his actual birthday was January 15. Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968) was a leader of the American civil rights movement

HolidaysAbraham Lincoln's Birthday, Feb 12

Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) was the son of a farmer who served as the 16th President of the United States, until his assassination on April 15, 1865

HolidaysGeorge Washington's Birthday,
3rd Monday in February

George Washington (1732-1799) was the first President of the United States (17891797) and the commander-in-chief of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War (17751783) also refreed to as the American War of Independence

HolidaysMemorial Day, last Monday in May

Commemorating the servicemen killed in all American wars

HolidaysFlag Day, June 14 (see below)

Commemorating the anniversary of the original adoption of the American Flag as the official emblem of the United States by the Continental Congress on June 14, 1777.

HolidaysIndependence Day, July 4

Also called Fourth of July. Commemorating the adoption in 1776 of the Declaration of Independence.

HolidaysNational Korean War Veterans Armistice Day

July 27 is the anniversary of the signing of the treaty that ended the Korean War (1950-1953). The day commemorates the U.S. service personnel who lost their lives during the Korean war

HolidaysConstitution Day, September 17

Constitution Day, or Citizenship Day, is the day that the U.S. Constitutional Convention signed the Constitution in 1787. The word Constitution refers to the fundamental law of the United States

HolidaysLabor Day, 1st Monday in SeptCommemorated in honor of working people
HolidaysColumbus Day, 2nd Monday in Oct.

In commemoration of the landing by Christopher Columbus (1451-1506) in 1492 in America

HolidaysVeterans Day, November 11

Formerly called Armistice Day to commemorate of the end of World War I and in honor of all veterans of the armed forces.

HolidaysThanksgiving Day, 4th Thursday in November

To commemorate a feast held in 1621 by the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag Native Americans by giving of thanks to God for harvest and health

American Flag Holidays - Dates and Days

American Flag Holidays -Flag Day
When is National Flag Day? The date is always designated as June 14, the birthday of the first official US emblem. Although it is not a Federal holiday, the American people continue to honor the history and heritage it represents increasing patriotism throughout the US. The days of the week it is observed changes from year to year according to the calendar. The following table details the days it will fall on each year - check out .

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2014Saturday, June 14, 2014

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2015Sunday, June 14, 2015
2016Tuesday, June 14, 2016
2017Wednesday, June 14, 2017
2018Thursday, June 14, 2018
2019Friday, June 14, 2019
2020Sunday, June 14, 2020
2021Monday, June 14, 2021
2022Tuesday, June 14, 2022
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