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Questions about flag ceremonies in Singapore schools

Post by jjoensuu » Fri, 04 Jul 2008 4:51 pm

Hi all

I wanted to ask about the flag ceremonies at the schools in Singapore.

Do they have a flag ceremony every week at the schools, or only at certain times of the year?

thanks!

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Post by kaseyma » Sat, 05 Jul 2008 7:24 am

What do you mean by "flag ceremony"?

Something besides the daily morning flag raising and singing of the national anthem?

There may be some other special activities occurring as National Day (9 Aug) approaches.

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Post by jjoensuu » Sun, 06 Jul 2008 6:16 am

ok, that's what I wanted to know. So it is more like in the U.S., then; in Australia it's only once a week.

Thanks for the answer.

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Post by kaseyma » Sun, 06 Jul 2008 7:32 am

What's done in the US depends on the school district.
Each state has many school districts.
Each of the 50 states may be different, too.

When I grew up, there was a flag raising accompanied by a recorded bugle tune.
Then we would recite the pledge of allegiance and sing "God Bless America."
I think this since may have been dropped from the morning repertoire due to "separation of church and state" issues.

The national anthem ("Star Spangled Banner") is usually sung at the start of sporting events, etc.

Here in SG, besides the morning school assembly, you can also hear "Majullah Singapura" at 6 AM via TV or radio (music only) and for some TV stations at the end of the broadcast day. The Singapore Pledge is sometimes recited at public events, especially those for National Day.

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