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
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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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Prince Charles and Camilla were last seen together with the royal family at the ( Commonwealth Day service on Monday.
Last Monday, Meghan and Harry joined Kate and William and the rest of the royal family for a Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey.
LONDON -- South Asia Centre for Peace and Human Rights (SACFPHR) in coordination with International Commission for Human Rights (ICHR) and Kashmir Youth Assembly (KYA) held a Kashmir roadside show outside the Commonwealth Secretariat in London where 57 High Commissioners attended the annual Commonwealth Day celebrations, presided over by His Royal Highness, Prince Charles.
They also performed for Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, and Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni at Commonwealth Day in London, England.
Dr Mirza was speaking at a seminar on Commonwealth Day organised by the Pakistan Institute of Parliamentary Studies.
East Renfrewshire Council marked Commonwealth Day yesterday with a flag-raising ceremony performed by Provost Jim Fletcher.
She added that the Commonwealth Day has a special significance this year as it marked the 70th anniversary of the London Declaration when nations of the Commonwealth agreed to move forward together as free and equal members.
As Her Majesty the Queen explained in a thought-provoking speech on Commonwealth Day earlier this year, it is thanks to the peaceful interaction we have enjoyed with each other across generations that we have been able to enrich our communities, grow our understanding of each other's cultures and customs and celebrate that which makes us unique.
The contest follows Commonwealth Day last month and comes as the Commonwealth Games get underway in Australia.
The gathering in Karachi was one of the many Big Lunches taking place in 53 Commonwealth countries to celebrate Commonwealth Day. The Big Lunch is a community engagement programme whereby people are encouraged to interact over a shared meal.
The gathering in Lahore is one of many Commonwealth Big Lunches happening across the 53 Commonwealth nations from 12 March - Commonwealth Day - until Sunday 22 April.

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