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What is Flag Day?
In the U.S., the holiday known as Flag Day marks the anniversary of the day in 1777 that Congress adopted the U.S. national flag, known as the Stars and Stripes.
There are a few other holidays throughout the world that are also known as Flag Day, including one in Italy commemorating the creation of the Italian tricolor flag and a holiday observed by some Buddhists.
In the U.K., the term flag day (sometimes capitalized) refers to a day on which money is collected for a charity. Part of this tradition involves flags, tags, stickers, or some other emblem being given to those who contribute. It is also called a tag day.
When is Flag Day?
In the U.S., Flag Day is always observed on June 14.
Where does Flag Day come from?
Flag Day was officially established in the U.S. in 1916.
According to legend, the first American flag was made by Betsy Ross based on a sketch she was given by George Washington. At the time, the flag consisted of 13 alternately red and white horizontal stripes (representing the original states) with a blue rectangle in the corner containing 13 white stars in a circle. New stars were added as more states were added to the Union, and there are currently 50 stars in a lined pattern.
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How is Flag Day used in real life?
In the U.S., Flag Day is sometimes observed by displaying American flags, but it’s not popularly celebrated as a major holiday.
Flag Day 2021 Monday, June 14 – 30, 2021
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Flag Day commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States on June 14,1777 by resolution of the Second Continental Congress.
Image: Flag on the roof at Federal Hall NM pic.twitter.com/F5ItVtDdiq
— Federal Hall National Memorial (@FederalHallNPS) May 22, 2021
— The Intelligencer (@TheIntellNews) June 14, 2017
Many county offices to close Friday to observe Flag Day http://t.co/DKTqF7ajww
— Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (@PittsburghPG) June 12, 2014
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The proceedings of the day commenced with divine service, performed by Unitarian and Baptist ministers.