When should you capitalize names of flags?
Capitalize official names and nicknames of flags.
However, when referring generically to the American flag or the Canadian flag and the like, keep the F in flag lowercased because it’s not a proper noun (the actual name of the flag).
For a list of flag nicknames, click here.
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