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(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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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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|Noun||1.||Commonwealth 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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