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News - Miscellaneous - 8 Feb 2020

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Miscellaneous: 8 Feb 2020
Sat Feb 15th is National Flag Day

On February 15, 1965, our national flag was raised for the first time on Parliament Hill. On the same day in 1996, National Flag of Canada Day was declared. Every year since, we celebrate our beautiful flag on February 15.

Be sure you know how to fly the flag properly, with these guidelines from Heritage Canada -


Do



  • The National Flag of Canada should always fly alone on its own flagpole or mast.

  • The National Flag of Canada can be flown at night without being lit.

  • When the National Flag of Canada is raised or lowered, or when it is carried past in a parade or review, people should face the flag, men should remove their hats, and all should remain silent.

  • The National Flag of Canada is lowered to half-mast on occasions when a demonstration of sorrow is called for. Canada has its own Rules for Half-masting.

  • Replace a faded or torn flag with a new one. When a flag becomes tattered and is no longer in a suitable condition for use, it should be destroyed in a dignified way.

  • The National Flag of Canada should be treated with respect.


Don'ts



  • The dimensions/proportions of the National Flag of Canada have an exact ratio of 2 to 1 (twice as long as it is wide), and must not be modified.

  • The National Flag of Canada should not be written on or marked in any way, nor be covered by other objects.

  • Nothing should be pinned or sewn on the National Flag of Canada.

  • The National Flag of Canada should never be dipped or lowered to the ground as a means of paying a salute or compliment to any person or thing.


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