Commonwealth Day

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Commonwealth Day

(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the anniversary of Queen Victoria's birth, May 24, celebrated (now on the second Monday in March) as a holiday in many parts of the Commonwealth. Former name: Empire Day

Com′monwealth Day`

a holiday observed in some countries of the Commonwealth of Nations, originally on May 24, the anniversary of Queen Victoria's birth, but now on varying dates. Formerly, Empire Day.
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Noun1.Commonwealth Day - British, anniversary of Queen Victoria's birthCommonwealth Day - British, anniversary of Queen Victoria's birth
legal holiday, national holiday, public holiday - authorized by law and limiting work or official business
May - the month following April and preceding June
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He said the hope is becoming a Commonwealth city will encompass the entire city region and there are plans for a Commonwealth Day to be held next April, to be backed by UK Trade & Investment.
It was the first time that William and Kate have attended the event, held at Westminster Abbey, which celebrates the multinational organisation on Commonwealth Day.
Kate, 33, oozed class in a pale pink McQueen coat and matching Jane Taylor hat as she joined husband William, the Queen, Prince Philip, Prince Charles and Camilla for her first Commonwealth Day Observance.
Commonwealth Day has been chosen to reveal the two recruits for Youth Team Scotland and Foster believes the exposure of the sport at Glasgow 2014 has given bowls a shot in the arm.
THE Commonwealth flag will fly outside Caerphilly council's headquarters at Penallta House to mark Commonwealth Day on Monday, March 9.
As well as holding regular Skype chats with two French schools, Helme School put on a Commonwealth day to learn about countries in the Commonwealth.
The relay traditionally begins at Buckingham Palace in London as a part of the city's Commonwealth Day festivities.
ISLAMABAD -- British Kashmiris observed Commonwealth Day to highlight the human rights violations perpetrated by the so-called democratic India on the people of Indian occupied Kashmir.
DESIGNED flag was raised at the Town Hall in Stockton to mark Commonwealth Day.
The occasion was to celebrate Commonwealth Day yesterday, when a special flag was unfurled and a message was read out from the Queen, as part of a national ceremony taking place at 500 venues across the country.
As Commonwealth Day was celebrated yesterday, it was confirmed that London 2012 Paralympic gold medallist Aled Davies will join with weightlifting heroes Gareth Evans and Ray Williams, both of Holyhead and ex-Commonwealth champion Ieuan Owen in carrying the baton on its visit to the Mon & Menai region during its seven-day journey across Wales' towns, villages and communities.
Commonwealth Day has been celebrated since 1998, proof of the evolution of relations between Cameroon and the Commonwealth.

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