You might be familiar with Flag Day, but did you know that Michigan has its own Flag Month? During Michigan’s Flag Month, you’ll see the Great Lakes State’s official flag displayed in front of countless homes and businesses. Many residents celebrate Flag Month by displaying the official Michigan flag.
When Is Michigan’s Flag Month?
Michigan’s Flag Month isn’t a specific “calendar” month. Rather, it’s an annual period that begins on June 14 and ends on July 14. Flag Month is held each year. It offers an opportunity for Michigan residents to show their appreciation for the state by displaying the official Michigan flag.
Michigan legislature states the following in regard to Flag Month: “June 14 through July 14 each year is designated as the official flag month of this state.”
US Flag Day vs Michigan’s Flag Month
Flag Day is designed to honor the American flag. The origins of Flag Day can be traced back to the mid-20th century. President Harry Truman declared June 14 as Flag Day.
June 14 marks the beginning of Flag Day, and it marks the beginning of Michigan’s Flag Month. Flag Day, of course, is designed to honor the American flag. Michigan’s Flag Month is designed to honor the official Michigan flag.
How to Celebrate Michigan’s Flag Month
You can celebrate Michigan’s Flag Month by displaying the state’s official flag in front of your home or business. Just remember to display it throughout the entire period. Michigan’s Flag Month begins on June 14 — the same day as the U.S. Flag Day — and it ends on July 14.
Make sure you display the current, most recent version of the Michigan flag. Like other state flags, the official Michigan flag has undergone design changes. The first design depicted a portrait of Michigan’s first governor along with the state’s coat of arms. The second design featured the state’s coat of arms and the United States’ coat of arms. The current design, conversely, only depicts the state’s coat of arms.
When displaying the official Michigan flag with the American flag, you have a few different options. You can display them side by side on separate poles. Both the American flag and the official Michigan flag should be raised to the same height when displayed on separate poles. Alternatively, you can display them on separate poles.
You can display the official Michigan flag all 365 days of the year. But there’s a month-long period for which it’s particularly fitting to display the state’s flag. Known as Michigan’s Flag Month, it’s held annually from June 14 to July 14.