Flag Flying Holidays

The American Flag should always be flown from sunrise to sunset on national and state holidays, and on those dates proclaimed by the President.

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  • January 1 New Year’s Day
  • January 20 Inauguration Day
  • 3rd Monday of Jan. Martin Luther King’s Birthday
  • February 12 Lincoln’s Birthday
  • 3rd Monday of Feb. Washington’s Birthday/President’s Day
  • Variable Easter Sunday
  • April 19 Patriots Day
  • 1st Thursday in May National Day of Prayer
  • 2nd Sunday in May Mother’s Day
  • 2nd Monday in May Peace Officers Memorial Day (Half-Staff entire day)
  • 3rd Saturday in May Armed Forces Day
  • Last Monday in May Memorial Day (half-staff until noon)
  • June 14 Flag Day
  • 3rd Sunday in June Father’s Day
  • July 4 Independence Day
  • 1st Monday in Sept Labor Day
  • September 11 Patriot Day (Half-Staff entire day)
  • September 17 Constitution Day
  • 3rd Friday in Sept POW/MIA Recognition Day
  • Last Sunday in Sept Gold Star Mother’s Day (Army only)
  • 2nd Monday in Oct Columbus Day
  • October 27 Navy Day
  • November 10 Marine Corps Birthday (Marine Corps only)
  • November 11 Veterans Day
  • 4th Thursday in Nov Thanksgiving Day
  • December 7 Pearl Harbor Day (Half-Staff entire day)
  • December 25 Christmas Day

Your State Birthday (date of admission to the Union)

  • Alabama (22nd state) December 14, 1819 (5th U.S. Flag Design/23-Stars)
  • Alaska (49th state) January 3, 1959 (26th U.S. Flag Design/49-Stars)
  • Arizona (48th state) February 14, 1912 (25th U.S. Flag Design/48-Stars)
  • Arkansas (25th state) June 15,1836 (7th U.S. Flag Design/25-Stars)
  • California (31st state) September 9, 1850 (13th U.S. Flag Design/31-Stars)
  • Colorado (38th state) August 1, 1876 (20th U.S. Flag Design/38-Stars)
  • Connecticut (5th of Original 13) January 9, 1788**(1st U.S. Flag Design/13-Stars)
  • Delaware (1st of Original 13) December 7,1787**(1st U.S. Flag Design/13-Stars)
  • Florida (27th state) March 3, 1845 (9th U.S. Flag Design/27-Stars)
  • Georgia (4th of Original 13) January 2, 1788**(1st U.S. Flag Design/13-Stars)
  • Hawaii (50th state) August 21, 1959 (27th U.S. Flag Design/50-Stars)
  • Idaho (43rd state) July 3, 1890 (21st U.S. Flag Design/43-Stars)
  • Illinois (21st state) December 3, 1818 (4th U.S. Flag Design/21-Stars)
  • Indiana (19th state) December 11,1816 (3rd U.S. Flag Design/20-Stars)
  • Iowa (29th state) December26, 1846 (11th U.S. Flag Design/29-Stars)
  • Kansas (34th state) January 23, 1861 (16th U.S. Flag Design/34-Stars)
  • Kentucky (15th state) June 1,1792(2nd U.S. Flag Design/15-Stars)
  • Louisiana (18th state) April 30,1812 (3rd U.S. Flag Design/20-Stars)
  • Maine (23rd state) March 15, 1820 (5th U.S. Flag Design/23-Stars)
  • Maryland (7th of Original 13) April 28, 1788**(1st U.S. Flag Design/13-Stars)
  • Massachusetts (6th of Original 13) February 6,1788**(1st U.S. Flag Design/13-Stars)
  • Michigan (26th state) January 26, 1837 (8th U.S. Flag Design/26-Stars)
  • Minnesota (32nd state) May 11, 1858 (14th U.S. Flag Design/32-Stars)
  • Mississippi (20th state) December10,1817 (3rd U.S. Flag Design/20-Stars)
  • Missouri (24th state) August 10, 1821 (6th U.S. Flag Design/24-Stars)
  • Montana (41st state) November 3, 1889 (21st U.S. Flag Design/43-Stars)
  • Nebraska (37th state) March 1, 1867 (19th U.S. Flag Design/37-Stars)
  • Nevada (36th state) October 31, 1864 (18th U.S. Flag Design/36-Stars)
  • New Hampshire (9th of Original 13) June 21,1788**(1st U.S. Flag Design/13-Stars)
  • New Jersey (3rd of Original 13) December 18, 1787**(1st U.S. Flag Design/13-Stars)
  • New Mexico (47th state) January 6th, 1912 (25th U.S. Flag Design/48-Stars)
  • New York (11th of Original 13) July 25, 1788**(1st U.S. Flag Design/13-Stars)
  • North Carolina (12th of Original 13) November21, 1789**(1st U.S. Flag Design/13-Stars)
  • North Dakota (39th state) November 2, 1889 (21st U.S. Flag Design/43-Stars)
  • Ohio (17th state) March 1, 1803 (3rd U.S. Flag Design/20-Stars)
  • Oklahoma (46th state) November 16, 1907 (24th U.S. Flag Design/46-Stars)
  • Oregon (33rd state) February 14, 1859 (15th U.S. Flag Design/33-Stars)
  • Pennsylvania (2nd of Original 13) December 12, 1787**(1st U.S. Flag Design/13-Stars)
  • Rhode Island (13th of Original 13) May, 29,1790** (1st U.S. Flag Design/13-Stars)
  • South Carolina (8th of Original 13) May 23,1788**(1st U.S. Flag Design/13-Stars)
  • South Dakota (40th state) November 2, 1889 (21st U.S. Flag Design/43-Stars)
  • Tennessee (16th state) June 1, 1796 (3rd U.S. Flag Design/20-Stars)
  • Texas (28th state) December29, 1845 (10th U.S. Flag Design/28-Stars)
  • Utah (45th state) January 4, 1896 (23rd U.S. Flag Design/45-Stars)
  • Vermont (14th state) March 4, 1791 (2nd U.S. Flag Design/15-Stars)
  • Virginia (10th of Original 13) June 25, 1788**(1st U.S. Flag Design/13-Stars)
  • Washington (42nd state) November 11, 1889 (21st U.S. Flag Design/43-Stars)
  • West Virginia (35th state) June 20, 1863 (17th U.S. Flag Design/35-Stars)
  • Wisconsin (30th state) May 29, 1848 (12th U.S. Flag Design/30-Stars)
  • Wyoming (44th state) July 10, 1890 (22nd U.S. Flag Design/44-Stars)

** Denotes the date the first 13 colonies ratified the Constitution of the United States