Faroe Islanders fly the flag a lot during the Spring and Summer months. Here is a list of official Faroese flag days in March and April. On flag days, the Faroese flag is raised at 8 a.m., however not before sunrise, and lowered at the full hour before sunset, however not later than 9 p.m. 

8 March: The International Women’s Day

The International Women’s Day (Altjóða kvinnudagur, in Faroese) is a flag day on the Faroe Islands. A total of 26 official Faroese flag days are specified in administrative order no. 52 of 23 April 2003.

12 March: Saint Gregory’s Day

Saint Gregory’s Day (Grækarismessa, in Faroese) traditionally marks the beginning of spring and celebrates the arrival of the national bird of the Faroe Islands: the oystercatcher (Tjaldur, in Faroese).

23 March: The Nordic Day

The Nordic Day (Norðurlandadagur, in Faroese) celebrates Nordic culture and values and the co-operation between Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Åland, Greenland and the Faroe Islands. The Helsinki Treaty between the Nordic countries was signed on 23 March 1962.

Good Friday

Good Friday (Langifríggjadagur, in Faroese) is the holiday commemorating the crucifixion of Christ. The flag is flown at half mast. In 2021, Good Friday is April 2.

Easter Sunday

Easter (Páskadagur, in Faroese) is the most important Christian holiday celebrating the resurrection of Christ. In 2021, Easter Sunday is April 4.

16 April: The Birthday of Queen Margrethe II

The Queen’s birthday (Føðingardagur drotningarinnar, in Faroese) is an official flag day on the Faroe Islands. Margrethe II has been the Queen of Denmark since 1972. The Faroe Islands has been an autonomous country within the Kingdom of Denmark since 1948.