The Union Flag

The Union Flag is also known as the Union Jack. The flag is the national flag of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

Union Flag

Other nations use some version of the Union Jack in their state flags. They are:

Additionally, you can find the Union Jack on the state flag of Hawaii and on both the 1910-1928 and 1928-1994 flags of South Africa.

Current Flag Days in the UK  – Union Flag should be flown on government buildings:

  • January 20 – Birthday of the Countess of Wessex
  • February 6 – Anniversary of the accession of Queen Elizabeth II
  • February 19 – Birthday of the Duke of York
  • Second Sunday in March – Commonwealth Day
  • March 10 – Birthday of Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex
  • April 21 – Birthday of Queen Elizabeth II
  • May 9 – Europe Day
  • June 2 – Anniversary of the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II
  • June (no fixed date) – Official Birthday of Queen Elizabeth II
  • July 17 – Birthday of the Duchess of Cornwall
  • August 15 – Birthday of the Princess Royal
  • Second Sunday in November – Remembrance Sunday
  • November 14 – Birthday of the Prince of Wales
  • November 20 – Anniversary of the Wedding of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

Additionally, the Union flag should be flow in the following places on the specific days:

  • March 1 – Wales, for St. David’s Day
  • March 17 – Northern Ireland for St. Patrick’s Day
  • April 23 – England for St. George’s Day
  • September 3 – Scotland for Merchant Navy Day
  • The Day of the Opening of a Session of the Houses of Parliament, Greater London
  • The Day of the Prorogation of a Session of the Houses of Parliament, Greater London

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