Flag flying days in Norway

This is a list of flag flying days in Norway.

Dates when the Norwegian state flag is flown by all branches of government and state agencies are listed in Article 4 of the regulations concerning the use of the state flag and the merchant flag, as modified by Royal Resolution of 3 December 2004. [cite web |url=http://www.lovdata.no/cgi-wift/ldles?doc=/sf/sf/sf-19271021-9733.html |title=Regulations concerning the use of the state flag and the merchant flag |accessdate=2008-04-21 |language=Norwegian] Civilians are also encouraged to display the national flag on these days. The flag is flown on the birthday of a member of the Norwegian Royal House, on some Christian holidays and on the dates of significant events of Norwegian history.

On the Day of the Sami people both state institutions and civilians are encouraged but not required to fly the Sami flag in addition to the Norwegian flag. [cite web |url=http://www.regjeringen.no/nb/dokumentarkiv/Regjeringen-Bondevik-II/Statsministerens-kontor/246376/248942/samefolkets_dag_offisiell_flaggdag.html?id=251178 |title=Press Release from the Prime Minister concerning the Sami day as an official flag day |accessdate=2008-04-16 |language=Norwegian]

Full staff

The Norwegian flag is flown at full staff on the following days:

Half staff

On days designated as official days of mourning the state flag is to be flown at half staff by state and government agencies. There are no permanent days of mourning and this provision only comes into use upon the death of a member of the Royal House or as designated by the Government. Upon the death of a member of the Royal House the flag is to be displayed at half staff each day from the announcement of death until the end of the burial. If the burial service of a non-royal person connected to the institution occurs on a flag flying day the flag is lowered to half staff until the burial service is over. [cite web
url=http://www.regjeringen.no/nb/dep/ud/dok/lover_regler/reglement/2003/instruks_for_utenrikstjenesten/13.html?id=260737
title=Norwegian Foreign Ministry rules on flag flying
accessdate=2008-04-16
language=Norwegian
]

Former flag days

The flag is flown for living members of the Royal House. When a royal dies or leaves the Royal House, their birthday is no longer a flag flying day. The Royal House is defined to only consist of the Monarch, those directly in line of succession and their spouses. The three living princesses have left the Royal House in connection with their marriages. [cite web |url=http://www.kongehuset.no/c27259/seksjonstekst/vis.html?tid=28435 |title=Royal House web page on the members of the Royal House and Royal Family |accessdate=2008-04-21 ]

References

General

*cite web
url=http://www.lovdata.no/cgi-wift/ldles?doc=/sf/sf/sf-19271021-9733.html
title=Present "Regulations concerning the use of the state flag and the merchant flag"
accessdate=2008-04-16
language=Norwegian

*cite web
url=http://www.lovdata.no/ltavd1/lt2004/t2004-1-14-93.html
title=Present official regulation on the flag flying days
accessdate=2008-04-16
language=Norwegian

*cite web
url=http://www.geocities.com/dagtho/res19271021-9733.html
title=Original "Regulations concerning the use of the state flag and the merchant flag"
accessdate=2008-04-16
language=Norwegian

*cite web
url=http://www.regjeringen.no/nb/dokumentarkiv/Regjeringen-Bondevik-II/Utenriksdepartementet/233243/234249/offisiell_flaggdag_for_prinsesse.html?id=253218
title=Press release concerning the most recent update of flag flying days
accessdate=2008-04-16
language=Norwegian

pecific

External links

*cite web
url=http://www.geocities.com/dagtho/flag.html
title=Collection of links to acts and regulations concerning the Norwegian flags and coat of arms etc. By Dag T. Hoelseth.


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