Flag Raisings

Flag raisings enhance public awareness of community activities such as fundraisers, multicultural events and days of national importance.

City of Vaughan flag raisings support and promote the diversity and cultural heritage of the city’s residents and acknowledge important community organizations and groups that serve Vaughan. Flag raisings do not serve as endorsements for the politics or governments of the nations whose flags may be flown by the City as permitted in accordance with City's Flag Protocol Policy (PDF).

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A view of the flags raised in front of Vaughan City Hall.

Flag-raising requests must be sent to the Office of the City Clerk one month in advance of the requested date. Flags may be lowered to half-mastto commemorate special dates such as Remembrance Day or as a measure of respect and condolence in accordance with the City's Flag Protocol Policy (PDF).

 

Complete the request form below and submit it to clerks@vaughan.ca. Requests for flag raisings must be made each year as they do not renew automatically.

 

 

Flag Raisings by Year

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January

Bell Let's Talk Day - January 25

 

February

 

March

World Down Syndrome Day - March 21

 

April

Autism Awareness Day - April 4

Israel's 75th Independence Day - April 26

Journey to Freedom Day - April 30

 

May

Coronation of His Majesty King Charles III - May 5 - 8

Multiple Sclerosis Day - May 10

Public Works Week - May 23

 

June

Italian Heritage Month - June 5

Portugal Day - June 10

Philippine Independence Day - June 11

Pride Month - June 13

Recreation and Parks Month - June 14

 

July

 

August

Emancipation Day - August 1

Dominican Restoration Day - August 18

Vietnam's National Day - August 31

 

September

PKD Awareness Day - September 4

Culture Days - September 23

Truth and Reconciliation Day - Every Child Matters - September 30

 

October

Canadian Library Month and Ontario Public Library Week - October 2

Human Trafficking Awareness - October 15

International Polio Day - October 24

Islamic Heritage Month - October 30

 

November

 

December

National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women - December 6

 

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January

Jan. 26 - Let's Talk Flag for Bell Let's Talk Day

 

February

Feb. 24 - Ukrainian Flag - At the request of Mayor Maurizio Bevilacqua, the Ukrainian flag has been raised outside Vaughan City Hall and Council Chambers have been illuminated yellow and blue this evening in solidarity with Ukraine

 

March

March 21 - World Down Syndrome Day / Vaughan Down Syndrome Day

 

April

April 2 - World Autism Awareness Day

 

May

May 6 - Israeli Independence Day
May 11 - Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Day

 

June

June 11 - Filipino Day - 124th Anniversary of Philippine Independence Day
June 14 - Pride Month

 

July

July 29 - Emancipation Day

 

August

August 18 - Dominican Republic's Restoration Day

 

September

September 2 - Vietnam National Day

September 4 - National Polycystic Kidney Disease Awareness Day

September 20 - Royal Canadian Legion Week

September 23 - Culture Days

September 30 - National Truth and Reconciliation Day - Every Child Matters

 

October

October 8 - Hispanic Heritage Month

October 14 - After Breast Cancer - Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October 24 - World Polio Day

 

December

December 6 - National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

 

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January
Jan. 28 - Let's Talk Flag for Bell Let's Talk Day

 

February

 

March
March 21 - Vaughan Down Syndrome Day

 

April
April 2 - Autism Awareness Day
April 15 - Israel Independence Day
April 21 to 27 - Cancer Awareness Week

 

May
May 30 - MS Day

June

 

July

 

August
August 1 - Emancipation Day
August 16 - Dominican Republic's Restoration Day

 

September
September 2 - Vietnam National Day
September 4 - PKD (Polycystic Kidney Disease) Awareness Day
September 24 - Franco Ontarian Day
September 30 - Every Child Matters - National Day of Truth and Reconciliation

 

October
October 24 - International Polio Day
October 25 - 29 - Breast Cancer Awareness Month

 

November

 

December
December 6 - Purple Flag for Yellow Brick House - National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women