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Definition of flag day in English:

noun

1British A day on which money is collected for a charity in the street and donors are given small paper badges to show they have contributed.
Example sentences
  • Castlecomer Basketball Club would like to thank all those who contributed to our flag day, both on the street and at the Church gates at the weekend.
  • Well, two ex-service charities that do help war veterans have been brought to the council's notice; and the parish council is well placed to organise a flag day for those two charities.
  • A flag day in Swanley organised by the North West Kent branch of the British Polio Fellowship raised £394.37.
2 (Flag Day) (In the US) 14 June, the anniversary of the adoption of the Stars and Stripes in 1777.
Example sentences
  • The Flag Day ceremony was staged by the Blue Star / Gold Star Mothers of America, an organization started in 1942.
  • June 14 is also Flag Day in the United States, so the public is invited to a ‘Grand Prix-View’ as Indianapolis gives a patriotic welcome to the world at 11: 30 a.m.
  • In this story, Flag Day marks the anniversary of the banner's ‘birth,’ with Betsy Ross its mother.

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