Who knew Philadelphia has its own flag day?
Not the national holiday, which occurs every June 14 and is celebrated with the red, white, and blue. Instead this one falls on March 27, and is occasion to fly the city's colors: azure blue and golden yellow.
A nonprofit called Partners for Civic Pride is organizing events on Thursday to mark the anniversary of Philadelphia's flag, which City Council ordained in 1895. At the Municipal Services Building, the group will host musical performances and present its Maneto awards. "The purpose is to make Philadelphia aware this beautiful flag exists and let them know the message on the flag is worth celebration and to be used as a tool to unify us Philadelphians," said Brenda Exon, executive director and cofounder of Partners for Civic Pride.