National Flag of Canada Day

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National Flag of Canada Day in Canada in 2022

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Dates of National Flag of Canada Day
2023 Canada Wednesday, February 15thNational Flag of Canada Day
2022 Canada Tuesday, February 15thNational Flag of Canada Day
2021 Canada Monday, February 15thNational Flag of Canada Day
2020 Canada Saturday, February 15thNational Flag of Canada Day
2019 Canada Friday, February 15thNational Flag of Canada Day
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National Flag of Canada Day, commonly shortened to Flag Day, is observed annually on February 15th to commemorate the inauguration of the flag of Canada on this day in 1965. 

At the stroke of noon on February 15th 1965, Canada’s red and white maple leaf flag was raised for the very first time on Parliament Hill. On the same day in 1996, National Flag of Canada Day was declared.

Even though Canada became nation in 1867, an earlier flag, the "Pearson's Pennant", did not meet with universal approval. A new consensus, based on the maple leaf and national colour, resulted in the "Maple Leaf Flag", which was adopted by Parliament in 1965. 

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