Flag Flying Holidays

The American Flag can be displayed proudly every day of the year. It’s especially fitting to fly the flag on the following holidays. Need half staff alerts? Get them in your inbox here


Holiday 2016 Flag at Half Staff Occurrence
NEW YEAR’S DAY January 1 January 1
MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY January 18 Third Monday in January
INAUGURATION DAY N/A January 20 (every 4 years)
LINCOLN’S BIRTHDAY February 12 February 12
PRESIDENTS’ DAY (WASHINGTON’S BIRTHDAY) February 15 Third Monday in February
EASTER SUNDAY March 27 Variable
V-E DAY May 8 May 8
MOTHER’S DAY May 8 Second Sunday in May
PEACE OFFICERS MEMORIAL DAY May 15 Yes, all day May 15
ARMED FORCES DAY May 21 Third Saturday in May
MEMORIAL DAY May 30 Yes, until noon Last Monday in May
FLAG DAY June 14 June 14
FATHER’S DAY June 19 Third Sunday in June
V-J DAY August 8 Second Monday in August
LABOR DAY September 5 First Monday in September
PATRIOT DAY September 11 Yes, all day September 11
CONSTITUTION DAY September 17 September 17
COLUMBUS DAY October 10 Second Monday in October
ELECTION DAY November 8 Tuesday after first Monday in November
VETERANS DAY November 11 November 11
THANKSGIVING DAY November 24 Fourth Thursday in November
PEARL HARBOR DAY December 7 Yes, all day December 7
CHRISTMAS DAY December 25 December 25