Happy Flag Day! You may not realize it, but there are plenty of popular movies that have an iconic flag in them. To celebrate the June 14 holiday, can you identify which movie goes with which flag? Find out with our quiz!
Who would’ve thought that so many movies would have flags in them? Thanks to all of the magical lands in princess movies and make-believe dictatorships in sci-fi flicks, there’s more imaginary flags than one would probably expect! So what better way to celebrate Flag Day than take a quiz to see if you’re a fictional flag expert, huh?
Because we don’t want the answers to be too obvious, we won’t be giving you the names of the movies the six flags in our quiz (or the things they represent — then it’d be WAY too evident!). Instead, we’ll give you a little background on what Flag Day is all about!
Celebrated every year on June 14, Flag Day commemorates the day that the United States flag was adopted by resolution of the Second Continental Congress. This year marks the flag’s 239th anniversary, as it was adopted on June 14, 1777, but only the 67th year that the holiday has been celebrated. Flag Day wasn’t officially a holiday until August 1949, when then-President Woodrow Wilson established National Flag Day through an Act of Congress.
Since Flag Day isn’t a federal holiday — even though it originally started out as America’s Independence Day — it’s not the most celebrated holiday. But there are still some fun things going on around the country! In fact, the longest-running Flag Day parade in the country (held in Fairfield, Washington) went on long before President Wilson declared it a holiday! Plus, the parade in Troy, New York, is the largest flag day parade, drawing over 50,000 spectators. Clearly Flag Day is a bigger deal than it might seem — so why not celebrate my taking a little quiz?!
HollywoodLifers, how many movies did you identify from the flags? What’s your favorite fictional flag? Tell us below!