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


Flag flying following the death of Her Majesty The Queen

Following the death of Her Majesty The Queen, all official flags, including the Union Flag, should be half-masted as soon as possible. They should remain at half-mast until 8am on the day following The Queen’s state funeral.

Flag-flying instructions for the period of General Mourning are here. Information about The Earl Marshal's Order for General Mourning may be seen here.

 The list of days below applied until the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. It will be updated in due course.

  • 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 His Majesty and the day of the prorogation of a Session of the Houses of Parliament by His Majesty. Flags should be flown on these days even if His 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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