Flag flying in St Edmundsbury

Union and/or borough flags will be flown from public buildings from 8am to sunset on the dates shown below. Unless otherwise stated, the Union flag will be flown.


  • 9 January: birthday of the Duchess of Cambridge
  • 20 January: birthday of the Countess of Wessex
  • 1-28 February: LGB&T History Month (Rainbow flag)
  • 6 February: Her Majesty's Accession
  • 19 February: birthday of the Duke of York
  • 10 March: birthday of the Earl of Wessex
  • 14 March: Commonwealth Day (2nd Monday in March)
  • 21 April: birthday of Her Majesty the Queen (1926)
  • 23 April: St George's Day (Cross of St George)
  • 9 May: Europe day (European Union flag)
  • 19 May: Mayor making (borough Flag at West Suffolk House)
  • 20 - 29 May: Bury festival (borough flag at Athenaeum)
  • 2 June: Coronation Day (1953)
  • 10 June: birthday of the Duke of Edinburgh
  • 11 June: Queen's official birthday
  • 21 June: birthday of the Duke of Cambridge
  • 20 June: Bury St Edmunds Armed Forces Day (flag raising on Angel Hill at 10.30am and Haverhill Plaza at 2.30pm)
  • 25 June: Armed forces Day
  • 17 July: birthday of the Duchess of Cornwall
  • 15 August: birthday of the Princess Royal
  • 18 September: Battle of Britain Day and Commemoration Sunday
  • 9 October: Harvest Sunday (borough flag)
  • 11 November: Remembrance Day (war memorial, Angel Hill)
  • 12 November: Remembrance Service (Rose garden, Abbey Gardens)
  • 13 November (closest Sunday to 11 November): Remembrance Sunday
    • 10.30am Service at War Memorial, Angel Hill
    • 11.30am Services and Parades, Bury St Edmunds
    • 2.30pm Services and Parades, Haverhill
  • 14 November: birthday of the Prince of Wales
  • 20 November: Her Majesty's Wedding Day (1947)
  • 20 November: St Edmunds Day (borough flag)

General notes on flying flags

St George's flag - where a building has more than one flagstaff, the Cross of St George may be flown in addition to the Union Flag, but not in a superior position.

Europe Day - where the European flag is flown on this day, the Union flag should fly alongside it. On government buildings which only have one flagstaff, the Union flag should take precedence.

Remembrance Sunday - flags should be flown at full mast all day.

Special occasions and special flags - the flying of flags on other occasions and in positions other than 'full mast', and the buildings from which they are flown, will be notified by the Chief Executive. 

Flying at half-mast - a flag to be flown at half-mast will be hoisted close up and then lowered to half-mast. At sunset the flag will be hoisted to close up and then lowered. The correct position for half-mast is for the flag to be flown two thirds up between the top and bottom of the flagstaff.