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Fly your flag on Christmas Day

PSdvetsday84 Christmas, December 25, is an official flag flying day. Christmas is on Thursday this year which is great, because for most of this month, I thought Christmas was on Wednesday. So I was overjoyed to discover I had an extra day for preparations!

To give you a jump start on 2009, here is the list of flag-flying days.






  • New Year’s Day, January 1
  • Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, third Monday in January (January 19, 2009)
  • Inauguration Day, January 20
  • Lincoln’s Birthday, February 12
  • Washington’s Birthday, third Monday in February
  • Easter Sunday (variable)
  • Mother’s Day, second Sunday in May
  • Peace Officers Memorial Day, May 15 (half-staff all day)
  • Armed Forces Day, third Saturday in May
  • Memorial Day (half-staff until noon), the last Monday in May
  • Flag Day, June 14
  • Independence Day, July 4
  • Labor Day, first Monday in September
  • Patriot Day, September 11 (half-staff all day)
  • Constitution Day, September 17
  • National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Day, October 4 (half-staff all day) (established in 2001)
  • Columbus Day, second Monday in October
  • Navy Day, October 27 
  • Veterans Day, November 11
  • Thanksgiving Day, fourth Thursday in November
  • National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, December 7 (half-staff all day)
  • Christmas Day, December 25
  • and such other days as may be proclaimed by the President of the United States; the birthdays of States (date of admission); and on State holidays.