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Flag Days Of The World
Last modified: 2005-08-19 by rob raeside
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Flag days of the World is a list of flag days observed by countries throughout the world. It was started as a separate website in 1998 by Edward Mooney Jr. After he cared for it for five years, in 2003 this website was incorporated into FOTW with his permission.
- A "Flag Day" is a day when the adoption of a flag is celebrated.
For example: On 11 January when Norfolk Island celebrates Flag Proclamation Day.
- But "Flag Day" is also short for "Flagging Day" or "Flag-flying Day"; a day when people collectively fly their flags or when government personnel is instructed to fly flags from governmental buildings.
For example: On 14 July in France flags are flown to observe Bastille Day.
To distinguish between these two categories, "real" Flag Days are listed together with the appropriate flag, where other flag days are listed as text only.
If you want to contribute flag days to the list, just mail them to the editor: Rob Raeside.Flag days of the World was compiled from the contributions of:
Ole Andersen, Vantuyl Barbosa, William Becker, Bruce Berry, Nathan Bliss, Philippe Bondurand, Robert Czernkowski, Dean McGee, Elias Granqvist, Željko Heimer, Steve Kramer, Victor Lomantsov, Edward Mooney, Jr., Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, Jostein Nygård, Armand Noel du Payrat, Gvido Petersons, Rob Raeside, Ossi Raivio, Lars Roede, Ivan Sache, Mark Sensen, Alexandre Voscorian, and Michael Wang, as well as various other contributions to FotW.