Flag days in Finland

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Various days are referred to as Flag days in Finland. The flag of Finland is usually flown only on special occasions, like these flag days or private or and public events. No flag[clarification needed] or corporate flags are flown otherwise.[1]

Legal enforcement[edit]

By law, the Finnish flag must be flown from public buildings on the following days:[2]

Days on which flying the Finnish flag is an established custom[edit]

It has become customary to fly the Finnish flag on the following occasions. The dates are also listed in the Finnish State Calendar compiled by the University of Helsinki, and it is recommended that the flag is flown on these occasions in the same way as on those prescribed by law.[3]

Time[edit]

The flag is flown from 8 AM to sunset; however, even in summer at most to 9 PM. There are three exceptions:

  • on Midsummer the flag is flown from 6 PM on Midsummer Eve to 9 PM on Midsummer Day
  • on Independence Day the flag is flown from 8 AM to 8 PM.
  • on election days, if the election goes on after sunset, the flag is flown from 8 AM to 8 PM

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2017-11-14. Retrieved 2017-12-10. 
  2. ^ Asetus liputuksesta Suomen lipulla (383/1978). (Decree on flying the Finnish flag), 2§ as changed with decree 187/1996. Retrieved 2-6-2008. (in Finnish)
  3. ^ Vakiintuneet liputuspäivät Archived January 26, 2012, at the Wayback Machine. (Customary flag days). Finnish ministry of interior affairs. Retrieved 2-6-2008. (in Finnish)
  4. ^ Ministry of the Interior - The days the flag is flown Archived 2012-08-12 at the Wayback Machine.. Retrieved 27 May 2012.