Celebrate Flag Day
Celebrate the birthday of Philadelphia's Civic Flag every March 27th!
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Five Philly FLAG Facts


Who: Reverend Henry McCook, Vice President of the Academy of Natural Sciences 1882. He was a highly regarded Entomologist for his expertise on the behavior of ants and spiders. He was also a Presbyterian Minister.

What: He suggested the concept of a Philadelphia civic flag and submitted designs(drawings) for the flag with a letter to Mayor Edwin S Stuart on October 3 1894.

When: On March 27, 1895 City council made the flag official with an ordinance(Ordinance = A Law)

Where: The Philadelphia Civic Flag began flying in and around City buildings. Gradually it was used in other public arenas. Where have you seen our Philly FLAG? (Click here to let us know)

Why: The concept of the Philly FLAG was presented by McCook first and foremost as a "unifying symbol" for all citizens in this beautifully diverse ethnic city.

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~ Every March 27th ~

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~ Every March 27th ~


CELEBRATE Philadelphia Flag Day wherever you are!!!
  • Wear yellow and blue
  • Fly or display the Philly Flag (Need a Philly Flag? Visit our PFCP Store here)
  • Play Philly music
  • Dance Philly Style
  • Let brotherly love continue!

PFCP wants to hear about cool ways you recognized the Philly Flag! Click here and Tell us about it!
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Tastykake Philly Flag Party thanks to PFCP and Mr. Lenfest! Rita O'Brien's kindergarten class @Kearny Elementary!

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