Commonwealth Day


noun

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.

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Formerly Empire Day.

Origin of Commonwealth Day

First recorded in 1955–60
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British Dictionary definitions for Commonwealth Day

Commonwealth Day

noun

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 CommonwealthFormer name: Empire Day
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