Denmark celebrates national Flag Day

Source: Xinhua| 2019-09-05 18:56:41|Editor: xuxin
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COPENHAGEN, Sept. 5 (Xinhua) -- Denmark is flying Dannebrog, the national flag, high Thursday when buses, government buildings, and private flagpoles throughout the country have been adorned with the flags to celebrate the Flag Day.

In 2009, the Danish government of the day decided to introduce a national flag day, to officially honor those members of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Armed Forces, the emergency services, the police and the health service working abroad in extreme conditions in Danish service.

Denmark has been actively involved in peace-support operations since 1948.

Dannebrog, by the meaning of cloth of the Danes, is the oldest national flag in the world that is still in use, dating back to the 14th century.

Celebrating its 10th jubilee of celebrations, military parades and official receptions are taking place throughout the country.

The Crown Prince Frederik and his wife Crown Princess Mary will be in Varde, south of Jutland, where a 1,000-strong military parade will be followed by the Crown Prince presenting medals of merit for children of soldiers posted abroad.