Calendar

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
13
Mon
2023
UK: Commonwealth Day
Mar 13 all-day

Commonwealth Day is the second Monday in March.

The UK government states that the Union Flag should be flown.

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

The Scottish government states that the Commonwealth flag should be flown.

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

The Senedd Cymru states that the Commonwealth flag should be flown.

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

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
9
Sun
2023
UK: Wedding Day of HM The King
Apr 9 all-day

The Wedding Day 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

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.

Apr
28
Fri
2023
International Workers’ Memorial Day
Apr 28 all-day

International Workers’ Memorial Day is a day of remembrance and action for workers killed, disabled, injured, or made unwell by their work.

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

The saltire(s) should be hoisted right up and then lowered to half-mast for the day.

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

May
5
Fri
2023
Europe Day (Council of Europe)
May 5 all-day

Europe Day is celebrated annually on 5 May and 9 May.

The Council of Europe designates 5 May, the anniversary of the Council’s founding.

https://www.coe.int/en/web/portal/5-may-europe-day

The European Union designates 9 May, the anniversary of the Schuman Declaration (1950).

https://european-union.europa.eu/principles-countries-history/symbols/europe-day_en

Neither date is listed as a flag flying day by UK government guidance, although the UK remains a member of the Council of Europe.

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

Europe Day is listed on 9 May as a flag flying day by Scottish government guidance.

The European Flag is specified.

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

May
6
Sat
2023
UK: Coronation of HM The King
May 6 all-day

The Coronation Day 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 Coronation Day 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/