National Flag Day in Faroe Islands in 2020

National Flag Day in Faroe Islands in 2020
  How long until National Flag Day?
This holiday next takes place in 156 days.
  Dates of National Flag Day in Faroe Islands
2021 Faroe Islands Sun, Apr 25 National Holiday
2020 Faroe Islands Sat, Apr 25 National Holiday
2019 Faroe Islands Thu, Apr 25 National Holiday
2018 Faroe Islands Wed, Apr 25 National Holiday
  Summary
On 25 April 1940 the British authorities recognised the Faroese flag (Merkið) as the civil ensign of the Faroe Islands.
  Local name
Flaggdagur

The flag of the Faroe Islands has the Norwegian colours in a different arrangement. This recalls that they were once part of Norway.

The Løgting decided in 1949 that April 25th would be the Faroese Flag Day. In 1955, the Flag Day became a School Holiday

The name Føroyar (Faroe Islands) is derived from old Norse and means Sheep Islands, a name given by the Viking age settlers.

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