Empire day

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Empire Day

(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the former name of Commonwealth Day
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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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On Empire Day, May 24, this was varied with There'll Always Be an England, which perplexed me as we were in Wales, but also God Bless the Prince of Wales, not such a popular song post devolution!
Compare this with a report in the same paper exactly 10 years earlier ndash June 2, 1928 ndash on another match involving the European community:"On Empire Day, the Caledonians entertained the YMCA and a very poor exhibition of the Association code resulted.
"One of his favourites was how when he was three, he was at a street party in Bermondsey celebrating Empire Day and he tugged on a little girl's dress.
Bill was asked by the production company to view period footage of a giant Maypole, used in a 1919 Empire Day victory celebration to advise on choreography and work out how to build a 6-8 metre Maypole for the film which is on general release from September.
Also up for sale aretwo items of interest to fans of the Star Wars franchise, including an original "Empire Day is May 20" promotional poster from the London premiere of The Empire Strikes Back in 1980.
Secondly, Mr Hepburn never spent the morning of March 12 at school waving Union Jacks celebrating Commonwealth Day; he might have done on May 24, which was Empire Day; the birthday of Queen Victoria; and still a public holiday in Canada, now known as Victoria Day.
For children like me in the 1950s, left, and hardy pals in North Wales, in 1966 Empire Day was something to look forward to as we could let off steam and have a good sing-along.
The weekend also celebrates Empire Day, which was first held in 1902 and traditionally took place on the birthday of Queen Victoria.
Queen Victoria's image was ubiquitous throughout the empire in every conceivable medium from stamps to statues; sculptures of the Queen were sited in cities and towns as a binding force of political dogma, and they often formed the epicentre of 'Empire Day' celebrations (Fig.
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.
On Wednesday, 23 May 1929, Empire Day, the United Empire Loyalist Monument was unveiled.