Flag days

Why do we hoist the flag? See which days Sonderborg Municipality raises Dannebrog (the Danish flag).

Flags are flown at the town hall in Sønderborg. At the municipality's schools, institutions and nursing homes as well as other buildings where there is currently a flagpole, flagging is encouraged on flag days.

The flag will be hoisted on the following days in 2024:

Date Event

01. January

New Year's Day

February 05

Her Majesty Queen Mary (birthday)

February 06

Her Royal Highness Princess Marie (Birthday)

February 10

Poll 1920

March 29 Good Friday (half bar all day)
March 31 Easter Day

09. april

Denmark's Occupation 1940 / Easter Day (full bar all day)

16. april

Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II (birthday)

18. april Dybbølthe day (Battle of Dybbøl 1864)
29. april Her Royal Highness Princess Benedict (Birthday)

05. May

Liberation of Denmark 1945

09. May

Ascension Day and Europe Day 

18. May Christ's Ascension
19. May Pentecost

26. May

His Royal Highness Crown Prince Frederik (birthday)

05. juni

Constitution Day

07. juni

His Royal Highness Prince Joachim (Birthday)

15. juni

Election Day. Reunification Day 1920

05. - 8. July

Sønderborg Ring Riding

05. September

Denmark's envoy

15. October His Royal Highness Crown Prince Christian (birthday)

25. December

Christmas day

Danish flag times
  • Never raise the flag before 8.00 am and hold it down at sunset at the latest.
  • On days when the sun rises after 8.00 am the flag must first be raised at sunrise.
  • The flag must never be hoisted after sunset.
  • The flag must be lowered well before sunset if it is most convenient.

Contact us

City Council Secretariat and Law
Rådhustorvet 10
6400 Sønderborg