Flag flying in St Edmundsbury
Union and/or borough 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.
|Tuesday||9 January||Birthday of the Duchess of Cambridge (1982)|
|Saturday||20 January||Birthday of the Countess of Wessex|
|Tuesday||6 February||Her Majesty’s Accession (1952)|
|19 February||Birthday of the Duke of York (1960)|
|Saturday||10 March||Birthday of the Earl of Wessex|
Commonwealth Day (2nd Monday in March)
|Saturday||21 April||Birthday of Her Majesty the Queen (1926)|
|Monday||23 April||St George’s Day (Cross of St George)|
|Wednesday||9 May||Europe Day (European Union Flag)|
|Thursday||17 May||International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT)|
|Thursday||17 May||Mayor Making (Borough Flag at Athenaeum only)|
|18-27 May||Bury Festival (Borough Flag at Athenaeum only)|
|Saturday||2 June||Coronation Day|
|Saturday||9 June||Official Celebration of Queen’s Birthday|
|Sunday||10 June||Birthday of the Duke of Edinburgh|
|Monday||25 June||BSE Armed Forces Day Flag raising on Angel Hill at 10.30am and Haverhill Plaza at 2.30pm|
|Thursday||21 June||Birthday of the Duke of Cambridge (1982)|
Armed Forces Day
|Tuesday||17 July||Birthday of the Duchess of Cornwall|
|Wednesday||15 August||Birthday of the Princess Royal|
|Monday||3 September||Merchant Navy Day (Red Ensign flag)|
|Sunday||16 September||Battle of Britain Day and Commemoration Sunday|
|Sunday||7 October||Harvest Festival (Borough Flag)|
|Saturday||10 November||Remembrance Service, Rose Garden, Abbey Gardens|
|11 November||Remembrance Sunday (nearest Sunday to 11th)
10.30am Service at War Memorial, Angel Hill.
11.30am Services and parades, Bury St Edmunds
|Wednesday||14 November||Birthday of the Prince of Wales (1948)|
|Tuesday||20 November||St Edmunds Day (Borough Flag)|
Her Majesty’s Wedding Day (1947)
|Tuesday||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.
Europe Day (9 May)
Where the European flag is flown on this day, the Union flag should fly alongside it. On government buildings which only have one flagstaff, the Union flag should take precedence.
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.