The Day of the State Flag of the Kyrgyz Republic (Kyrgyzstandyn mamlekettik tuusunun kunu) is celebrated annually on March 3.
The holiday was established by Decree of the President of the country No. 270 “On the State Flag of the Kyrgyz Republic” dated June 10, 2009, in order to educate the citizens of Kyrgyzstan in the spirit of patriotism and respect for the state symbols of the country.
At the same time, at the initiative of the Bishkek City Hall, the old flagpole (18 meters) on the central Ala-Too square was replaced by a new flagpole (45 meters) with a flag of 10x15 meters, made by special order in Turkey. The solemn ceremony of raising the State Flag of Kyrgyzstan of new sizes and on a new flagpole was held in the capital on June 11, 2009 with the participation of President K.S. Bakiev and other officials.