Holidays to Display Flag

The Flag Code suggests displaying the Flag every day, but especially on holidays, including state holidays and during local celebrations.

Days to fly the American Flag at Half Staff:


  • By order of the President of The United States
  • By order of the Governor of your state


May 15th Peace Officers Memorial Day (half staff all day)
Last Monday in May Memorial Day (half-staff until noon)
September 11th Patriot Day (half staff all day)
December 7th Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day (half staff all day)



Special Occasions for Flag Display


January 1 New Year’s Day
January 20 Inauguration Day
February 12 Lincoln’s Birthday
Third Monday In February Washington’s Birthday
Varies Easter Sunday
Second Sunday in May Mother’s Day
Third Saturday in May Armed Forces Day
Last Monday in May Memorial Day (half-staff until noon)
June 14 Flag Day
July 4 Independence Day
First Monday in September Labor Day
September 17 Constitution Day
Second Monday in October Columbus Day
October 27 Navy Day
November 11 Veteran’s Day
Fourth Thursday in November Thanksgiving
December 25 Christmas Day


Click Here for a printable list of official Flag Holidays