Calendar

Oct
22
Sat
2022
British Virgin Islands: Feast of St Ursula
Oct 22 all-day

The Virgin Islands celebrate the feast of St Ursula annually on 22 October.

Christopher Columbus named the Virgin Islands in honour of the saint in 1493.

Oct
24
Mon
2022
United Nations Day
Oct 24 all-day

United Nations Day takes place annually on 24 October, marking the entry into force of the UN Charter (1945).

The UK Government, Scottish Government and Senedd Cymru do not currently list it as a flag flying day.

https://www.un.org/en/observances/un-day

Nov
14
Mon
2022
British Antarctic Territory: Birthday of HM The King
Nov 14 all-day

The British Antarctic Territory celebrates the Birthday of HM The King annually on 14 November.

Falkland Islands: Birthday of HM The King
Nov 14 all-day

The Falkland Islands celebrate the Birthday of HM The King annually on 14 November.

Dec
15
Thu
2022
Alderney: Homecoming Day
Dec 15 all-day

Alderney celebrates Homecoming Day annually on 15 December.

The people of Alderney were evacuated in June 1940 before the German occupation.

Homecoming Day marks the day the islanders could first return home in 1945.

Jan
23
Mon
2023
Pitcairn Islands: Bounty Day
Jan 23 all-day

The Pitcairn Islands celebrate Bounty Day annually on 23 January.

Bounty Day commemorates the burning of HMS Bounty by the mutineers in 1790.

Feb
1
Wed
2023
LGBT+ History Month
Feb 1 all-day

The start of LGBT+ History Month is an official flag flying day only in Scotland, not in the rest of the UK.

https://www.gov.scot/publications/flag-flying-on-government-buildings/

Mar
1
Wed
2023
Wales: St David’s Day
Mar 1 all-day

 

St David’s Day is Wales’ national day.

The Senedd Cymru flies the Welsh national flag – Y Ddraig Goch (The Red Dragon) – all year round.

On St David’s Day it also flies the flag of St David (below).

https://senedd.wales/media/hl5dtuct/foi-574-final-redacted-response-saes.pdf

St David’s Day is also listed as a flag flying day (for Wales only) by UK government guidance.

The Union Flag is specified.

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/designated-days-for-union-flag-flying

Mar
17
Fri
2023
Northern Ireland: St Patrick’s Day
Mar 17 all-day

St Patrick’s Day is listed as a flag flying day (for Northern Ireland only) by UK government guidance.

The Union Flag is specified.

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/designated-days-for-union-flag-flying

There is no official, current pan-Ireland or Northern Ireland flag that may be used to mark St Patrick’s Day.

St Patrick’s Saltire is one of several possible alternatives.

Apr
23
Sun
2023
England: St George’s Day
Apr 23 all-day

 

St George’s Day is England’s national day –  St George was named as England’s principal patron saint in 1416.

St George’s Day is listed as a flag flying day (for England only) by UK government guidance.

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/designated-days-for-union-flag-flying

The Union Flag is specified.