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Fun Holiday – Run It up the Flagpole and See If Anyone Salutes It Day

January is the month of new beginnings, so it is only fitting that January 2 is Run It Up The Flagpole And See If Anyone Salutes It Day.

A white flag on the top of a flagpole.
A white flag on the top of a flagpole.
You might need a white flag after you have run your idea up a flagpole.
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The name of the holiday comes from the English language expression, run it up a flagpole and see if anyone salutes it, which means putting new ideas and ventures to test and to see if they gain acceptance and popularity, just like a flag would have respect by people saluting it.

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It is commonly used in advertising and is a popular phrase in the United States. The day encourages people to be creative and to implement their ideas.

How to Celebrate?

  • Have a great idea? Run it by your friends and family to hear what they think.
  • Want a style makeover? This may be the day to do it - ask your closest friends what you think of your new style.
  • Want to start a new business? Go out and do your market research today.

Did You Know…

…that the world’s highest free-standing flagpole is located in Dushanbe, Tajikistan? Standing at 541 feet (165 meters), the flagpole is known as the Dushanbe Flagpole.

Run It up the Flagpole and See If Anyone Salutes It Day Observances

Fun Holiday: Run It up the Flagpole and See If Anyone Salutes It Day Observances
YearWeekdayDateName
2017MonJan 2Run It up the Flagpole and See If Anyone Salutes It Day
2018TueJan 2Run It up the Flagpole and See If Anyone Salutes It Day
2019WedJan 2Run It up the Flagpole and See If Anyone Salutes It Day
2020ThuJan 2Run It up the Flagpole and See If Anyone Salutes It Day
2021SatJan 2Run It up the Flagpole and See If Anyone Salutes It Day
2022SunJan 2Run It up the Flagpole and See If Anyone Salutes It Day
2023MonJan 2Run It up the Flagpole and See If Anyone Salutes It Day
2024TueJan 2Run It up the Flagpole and See If Anyone Salutes It Day
2025ThuJan 2Run It up the Flagpole and See If Anyone Salutes It Day
2026FriJan 2Run It up the Flagpole and See If Anyone Salutes It Day

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