Dates for flying the Union Flag on UK government buildings in 2022


  • 6 February: Her Majesty’s Accession
  • 1 March: St David’s Day (in Wales)
  • 14 March: Commonwealth Day (second Monday in March)
  • 17 March: St Patrick’s Day (in Northern Ireland)
  • 21 April: Birthday of Her Majesty The Queen
  • 23 April: St George’s Day (in England)
  • 2 June: Coronation Day
  • 2 June: Official celebration of Her Majesty’s Birthday
  • 13 November: Remembrance Day (second Sunday in November)
  • 14 November: Birthday of the Prince of Wales
  • 30 November: St Andrew’s Day (in Scotland)


  • The day of the opening of a Session of the Houses of Parliament by Her Majesty and the day of the prorogation of a Session of the Houses of Parliament by Her Majesty. Flags should be flown on these days even if Her Majesty does not perform the ceremony in person; flags need to be flown in the Greater London area.

The Government has published guidance on flag-flying for UK Government buildings which can be seen here

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