Merchant Navy Day

Category: Patriotic
Merchant Navy Day around the world in 2023

About Merchant Navy Day

How long until Merchant Navy Day?
Merchant Navy Day .
Dates of Merchant Navy Day
2024 Various Sep 3
CanadaTue, Sep 3Observances Holiday
United KingdomTue, Sep 3Observances Holiday
2023 Various Sep 3
CanadaSun, Sep 3Observances Holiday
United KingdomSun, Sep 3Observances Holiday
2022 Various Sep 3
CanadaSat, Sep 3Observances Holiday
United KingdomSat, Sep 3Observances Holiday
2021 Various Sep 3
CanadaFri, Sep 3Observances Holiday
United KingdomFri, Sep 3Observances Holiday
2020 Various Sep 3
CanadaThu, Sep 3Observances Holiday
United KingdomThu, Sep 3Observances Holiday
Summary
Merchant Navy Day is observed in the UK and Canada, honouring the sacrifices made during war and conflict.
Where is Merchant Navy Day observed in 2023?

Following many years of lobbying to bring about official recognition of the sacrifices made by merchant seafarers in two world wars and since, Merchant Navy Day became an official day of remembrance on 3 September 2000.

Every year Seafarers UK promotes the Red Ensign, the UK Merchant Navy’s official flag, to be flown on 3rd September on civic buildings and landmark flagpoles. Parish, community, town, city, district and borough councils were all invited to take part, along with higher-tier local authorities and governments.

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