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Mon 14 to Tue 15 Mar 2011

United Kingdom: Commonwealth Day

  • By Alain and 1 other
  • Last Update: 17 weeks ago
  • London, England, United Kingdom

Commonwealth Day is the annual celebration of the Commonwealth of Nations, marked by a multi-faith service in Westminster Abbey.

The service is normally attended by Queen Elizabeth II, the Head of the Commonwealth, the Commonwealth Secretary-General, and Commonwealth High Commissioners in London.

Every year, the Queen delivers a televised address to the Commonwealth member states.

Every four years, this day also marks the beginning of the  Queen's Baton Relay , which ends just before the  Commonwealth Games start.

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