Save these dates — American flag flying holidays
Flag flying holidays in 2017
According to the United States Flag Code, the American flag should be flown from sunrise to sunset every day, but especially the national holidays listed below. Set your calendar alerts now for the remaining dates in 2017. Or, click here to access a downloadable PDF guide to American flag flying holidays.
- January 1 — New Year's Day
- January 16 — Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday
- February 12 — Lincoln’s Birthday
- February 20 — Washington’s Birthday and Presidents' Day
- April 16 — Easter Sunday
- May 14 — Mothers' Day
- May 15 — Peace Officer's Memorial Day*
- May 20 — Armed Forces Day
- May 29 — Memorial Day*
- June 14 — Flag Day
- June 18 — Fathers' Day
- July 4 — Independence Day
- July 27 — Korean War Veterans' Day
- September 4 — Labor Day
- September 11 — Patriot Day*
- September 17 — Constitution Day
- September 24 — Gold Star Mothers' Day
- October 8 — Firefighters' Memorial Day*
- October 9 — Columbus Day
- October 27 — Navy Day
- November 11 — Veterans Day
- November 23 — Thanksgiving Day
- December 7 — Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day*
- December 25 — Christmas Day
- State birthdays and holidays
- All election days
- Any additional days as proclaimed by the President of the United States or the Governor of a State.
* — denotes half staff observations.
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