Flag of the Faroe Islands

The Faroese flag, known in Faroese as “Merkið”, has a unique 100-year history, first designed and hoisted as  a national banner in 1919 and officially recognised by the British Government on 25 April 1940 as the ensign of the Faroe Islands when British troops occupied the Faroe Islands during World War II. The 25th of April is celebrated as Flag Day and is a national holiday in the Faroe Islands.

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The Representation of the Faroe Islands in London receives many requests from flag collectors. The Representation does not provide Faroese flags, but it is recommended that interested collectors contact commercial suppliers in the Faroe Islands, such as bookshops and souvenir shops.