COMMONWEALTH DAY is on the 2nd Monday in March

2nd Monday in March  COMMONWEALTH DAY

COMMONWEALTH DAY is on the 2nd Monday in March 1

Previously this was known as Empire day, this was introduced in 1901 and celebrated on the 24th of May. But the Empire slowly was becoming smaller and smaller over the years and our Monarchs changed, people were less into what they considered part of the old world or older traditions. It was to celebrate all the achievements all the member countries had made.

In 1958 it was renamed to “Commonwealth day.

In 1977 it was then given a new position in the year to celebrate it on and was moved to the 2nd Monday in March. There is a multi-faith ceremony in Westminster Abbey and participating countries 53 in total make up the commonwealth. Member countries also make their own celebrations on this day. In 2018 this day will fall on the 12th of March. The Queen usually delivers a Commonwealth Day message.

AfricaAsiaCaribbean and AmericasEuropePacific
BotswanaBangladeshAntigua & BarbudaCyprusAustralia
CameroonBrunei DarussalamBahamasMaltaFiji
GambiaIndiaBarbadosUnited KingdomKiribati
GhanaMalaysiaBelize Nauru
KenyaPakistanCanada New Zealand
LesothoSingaporeDominica Papa New Guinea
MalawiSri LankaGrenada Samoa
Mozambique Guyana Solomon Islands
Namibia Jamaica Tonga
Nigeria Saint Lucia Tuvalu
Rwanda St Kitts and Nevis Vanuatu
Seychelles ST Vincent and the Grenadines  
Sierra Leone Trinidad and Tobago  
South Africa    
Swaziland    
Uganda    
United Republic of Tanzania    
Zambia    

COMMONWEALTH DAY is on the 2nd Monday in March 2

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