Calendar

Nov
12
Sun
2023
UK: Remembrance Sunday
Nov 12 all-day

UK Government guidelines state that the Union Flag should be flown on Remembrance Sunday (the second Sunday in November).

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

Scottish government guidance also lists Remembrance Sunday as a flag flying day.

The Union Flag is specified.

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

The Royal British Legion recommends flying the Union Flag on Remembrance Day (11 November) and Remembrance Sunday.

https://support.britishlegion.org.uk/app/answers/detail/a_id/263/~/remembrance-faqs 

The flag should not be flown at half mast on either day.

Nov
14
Tue
2023
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.

UK: Birthday of HM The King
Nov 14 all-day

The Birthday of HM The King is listed as a flag flying day by UK government guidance.

The Union Flag is specified.

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

The Birthday of HM The King is also listed as a flag flying day by Scottish government guidance.

The Scottish Saltire is specified.

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

Nov
20
Mon
2023
International Transgender Day of Remembrance
Nov 20 all-day

The International Transgender Day of Remembrance honours those murdered as a result of transphobia.

It is an official flag flying day in Scotland but not in the rest of the UK.

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

Nov
27
Mon
2023
Lancashire Day: Lancashire First Represented in Parliament
Nov 27 all-day

Lancashire Day has taken place annually on 27 November since 1996.

It commemorates the day when Lancashire first sent representatives to Parliament, the Model Parliament of King Edward I (1295).

Nov
28
Tue
2023
Bedfordshire Day: Birthday of John Bunyan
Nov 28 all-day

Bedfordshire Day takes place annually on 28 November.

The date, chosen by popular vote, commemorates the birthday of John Bunyan.

Several alternative options included:19 January – earldom (later dukedom) of Bedford recreated (1550); 12 April – Bedfordshire County Council granted its coat-of-arms (1951); 20 June – siege of Bedford Castle begins (1224); 13 August – Blenheim Day, celebrated by the Bedfordshire Regiment and its successors; 12 September – birth of prison reformer John Howard (1726); 14 October – first flight of the airship R101 from Cardington (1929); 6 November – 1st and 2nd Battalions Bedfordshire Regiment meet at Bailleul en route to Ypres (1914); 15 November – first High Sheriff of Bedfordshire appointed (1575); 25 November – feast of St Catherine, patron saint of spinners, weavers and lacemakers; 15 December – birth of Olympic athlete Harold Abrahams (1899).

Caernarfonshire Day: Death of Owain Gwynedd
Nov 28 all-day

Caernarfonshire Day takes place annually on 28 November.

It commemorates the death of Prince Owain Gwynedd, King of Gwynedd (1137–70).

Nov
30
Thu
2023
Scotland: St Andrew’s Day
Nov 30 all-day

St Andrew’s Day is Scotland’s national day.

St Andrew’s Day is listed as a flag flying day by Scottish government guidance.

The Scottish Saltire is specified.

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

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

The Union Flag is specified.

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

Dec
1
Fri
2023
World AIDS Day
Dec 1 all-day

World AIDS Day takes place annually on 1 December. It is an international day first held in 1988 and dedicated to raising awareness of the AIDS pandemic and mourning those who have died of the disease.

World AIDS Day is an official flag flying day in Scotland but not in the rest of the UK.

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