The Philadelphia Honors Diversity Flag Raising Program serves to manifest the pride of Philadelphia while increasing the awareness of economic, social and cultural richness that our international communities contribute to our City.

Flag Raisings Ceremonies are performed Monday – Friday between 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM and last one hour with the possibility of hosting a reception in City Hall in Conversation Hall immediately following the Flag Raising Ceremony (receptions are limited to a two-hour timeframe).

To qualify for a Flag Raising, your organization must be related in your mission or your membership to the country of the flag you seek to raise and either submit your request through a consulate or have an organizational address in Philadelphia. Only countries with an embassy or consulate in the United States can apply.

Once the applications are submitted and approved, organizations are assigned an event planner from the Office of the City Representative who will walk you through the planning process including mayoral document requests, Mayor’s scheduler form and program assistance.

Check out the Office of the City Representatives Flickr account to see the diverse photos from previous Flag Raisings as well as our Philadelphia Honors Diversity video! For more information and for an application, please contact or 215-683-2060.