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Flag Flying Days in April

Flag Flying Days in April

Auckland, 30th March 2014 - There are special occasions on which it is expected that every flagpole in New Zealand will fly our national flag.

In April the days on which the New Zealand flag should be flown include the 21st (the actual birthday of Her Majesty the Queen), the 23rd (St George’s Day), and the 25th (Anzac Day).

On Anzac Day the New Zealand flag should be flown at half-mast for the duration of memorial services.

The flag is flown at half-mast by first raising it to the top of the flagpole, and then immediately starting to lower it slowly to the half-mast position. The half-mast position will depend on the size of the flag, and the length of the flagpole. It should always be more than its own depth from the top of the pole. It is not correct for a flag to be flown half-way down a flagpole. The flag should be raised again to the top of the flagpole before being lowered at the conclusion of the service.

For further information: http://nzflag.wordpress.com/

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