Flag flying in West Suffolk

Union and other appropriate flags will be flown from public buildings from 8am to sunset on the dates shown below. Unless otherwise stated, the Union flag will be flown.

2020

Day Date Occasion
Thursday 9 January Birthday of the Duchess of Cambridge (1982)
Monday 20 January Birthday of the Countess of Wessex
  February 1 - 29 Rainbow Flag - LGB&T History Month
Thursday 6 February Her Majesty’s Accession (1952)
Monday 9 March Commonwealth Day (second Monday in March)
Tuesday 10 March Birthday of the Earl of Wessex
Tuesday 21 April Birthday of Her Majesty the Queen (1926)
Thursday 23 April St George’s Day (Cross of St George)
Sunday 17 May International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT)
Tuesday 2 June Coronation Day
Wednesday 10 June Birthday fo the Duke of Edinburgh (1921)
Saturday 13 June Official Celebration of Queen’s Birthday
Sunday 21 June Birthday of the Duke of Cambridge (1982)
Saturday 27 June

Armed Forces Day (flag will fly from Monday until Armed Forces Day)

Friday 17 July Birthday of the Duchess of Cornwall (1947)
Saturday 15 August Birthday of the Princess Royal (1950)
Thursday 3 September Merchant Navy Day (Red Ensign flag)
Tuesday 15 September Battle of Britain Day
Sunday 20 September Battle of Britain Commemoration

Sunday

8 November Remembrance Sunday (nearest Sunday to 11th)
Saturday 14 November Birthday of the Prince of Wales (1948)
Friday 20 November St Edmunds Flag
Friday 20 November

Her Majesty’s Wedding Day (1947)

Friday 20 November Transgender Remembrance Day

General notes on flying flags

St George's Day (23 April)

Where a building has more than one flag pole, the Cross of St George may be flown in addition to the Union Flag, but not in a superior position.

Commonwealth Day (9 March)

Where a building has more than one flag pole, the Commonwealth flag may be flown in addition to the Union Flag, but not in a superior position.

Remembrance Sunday (nearest Sunday to 11 November)

Flags should be flown at full mast all day.

Special occasions and special flags

The flying of flags on other occasions and in positions other than 'full mast', and the buildings from which they are flown, will be notified by the Chief Executive.

Flying at half-mast

A flag to be flown at half-mast will be hoisted close up and then lowered to half-mast. At sunset the flag will be hoisted to close up and then lowered. The correct position for half-mast is for the flag to be flown two thirds up between the top and bottom of the flag pole.