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Here in Britain, we sometimes use "flag day" to mean a charity collection - as in "The RSPCA are having a flag day today" - though the phrase is not as common now as it used to be, since it's now uncommon for donors to be given flags to stick in their buttonholes; stickers or the like are now much more widely seen. Loganberry (Talk) 03:25, 16 Jun 2005 (UTC)
I was unaware of the use of "flag day" given in the article, until I read it - I had only ever known it to mean a type of charity collection (which is what I was looking for).--DuncanHill 10:53, 9 July 2006 (UTC)
Is the list of Flag Days to be found elsewhere on wikipedia? I stumbled on this page on a random tour, and wondered when flag days for countries other than my own were celebrated. I can't seem to find a comprehensive list anywhere else. Can someone add it, at least, if they really think it's worth keeping seperate from this article, to it's own entry? 18.104.22.168 (talk) 14:26, 2 May 2008 (UTC)
In Japan, "flag day" is a euphemism for the date when a woman's monthly menstruation period begins. This is because the Japanese flag, a red dot on a white background, resembles a bloodied sanitary napkin. [] - Looking for a more credible source before adding. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 22.214.171.124 (talk) 02:56, 14 June 2008 (UTC)
- According to Womansword: What Japanese Words Say about Women, by Kittredge Cherry (ISBN 4-7700-1655-7), the expression hi no maru 日の丸 (which means "rising sun", and can be used as a name of the Japanese flag) is "an outmoded but colorful slang term" for menstruation... AnonMoos (talk) 02:31, 7 December 2008 (UTC)
While there are many "flag days" in each country, the appropriate ones to include on this page seem to be the ones that celebrate the flag itself. Accordingly, I have repaired the entry for Denmark to list the well-known "Valdemarsdag" rather than the obscure (and new) day for service in foreign military interventions. LPoulsen 09:19, 11 April 2010 (PDT)
Could someone add to the article the flag day of Kosovo, November 28th? It does in fact coincide with the flag day of neighbouring Albania, but has been celebrated since the 16th century to commemorate a victory over the Ottoman empire. Maybe this little detail could be added somewhere if it happens to concern Albania too.-- —Preceding unsigned comment added by 126.96.36.199 (talk) 21:06, 26 November 2009 (UTC)
What is the meaning of "[flag uae] november6" for the UK exactly? What does the "uae" refer to, United Arab Emirates? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 188.8.131.52 (talk) 12:21, 12 December 2013 (UTC)
"Flag Day" in Portugal?
I see no reason to consider the 1st of December as Portugal's "Flag Day". That is not how the holiday is perceived in Portugal! When we celebrate the day we make no reference to the flag — for us is "Restoration Day", the day we recovered our independence. The flag has no central role in the celebration. (No more than in any other national holiday, that is.) And why would it? The flag flown in 1640 was not the same flag we use now, which was adopted in 1911. And the previous Portuguese national flag was also not the one from 1640, but it was adopted in 1830. In fact, the flag from 1640 only lasted until 1667, although the change of design in 1667 was a minor one. So, basically, what we can say is that there is no such concept as a "Flag Day" in Portugal. The closest thing to that would be the 5th of October (no longer an official holiday), when as part of the official celebration the national flag is hoisted by the President from the balcony of Lisbon's town hall, where, in 1910, the Republic was publicly declared. 184.108.40.206 (talk) 12:38, 10 November 2014 (UTC)
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