Empire day


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Empire Day

n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the former name of Commonwealth Day

Em′pire Day`

1. (in Canada) the last school day before Victoria Day, observed with patriotic activities in the schools.
2. former name of Commonwealth Day.
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Noun1.Empire Day - British, anniversary of Queen Victoria's birthEmpire 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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Empire Day, a chance to celebrate being part of a large pink area on the world map, was born in Canada in the late 19th Century and instituted here in 1904 by the 12th Earl of Meath, who after leaving the diplomatic service, turned his mind to "the consideration of social problems and the relief of human suffering".
Tuesday, May 24, 1921, was Empire Day and a large crowd gathered to watch Earl Craven, the Lord Lieutenant of Warwickshire, unveil the memorial where the London Road crosses the Fosse Way at Strettonon-Dunsmore.
EMPIRE Day memories came flooding back when I read Vera Lacy's letter (Remember When, April 22).
I don't really want to, but if I don't a bunch of people in pith helmets celebrating Empire Day will hold me by my feet and dangle my head in a loo like they used to threaten to do at my public school.
We played on the big green, spent Empire Day making daisy chains, we have been to cancer runs and the cake-making day.
On Wednesday, 23 May 1929, Empire Day, the United Empire Loyalist Monument was unveiled.
The daughter of Acatenango is already the dam of Criterium de Saint-Cloud third Empire Day and Godolphin's unbeaten Counterpunch.
Originally named Empire Day, it was renamed Commonwealth Day in 1958 to reflect a modern Commonwealth that emphasised equality rather than subservience.
16) This was true, among other things, in its promotion of Empire Day and other patriotic celebrations, and in the participation in the committee's deliberations, directly or otherwise, of key figures involved in the promotion of British values, as well as the wider imperial networks to which they belonged.
Empire Day and a commemoration of the signing of the Magna Carta have also been suggested.
The Queen's birthday, May Day, All Saints Day, St George's Day, Hastings, Trafalgar, Magna Carta, Empire day all got a mention.