Did you know … about Commonwealth Day?

Despite there being 54 countries and 2 billion people in the Commonwealth, not many people have heard of Commonwealth Day. It is an annual celebration held on the second Monday in March. The HM Queen Elizabeth II, who is also the Head of the Commonwealth, gives a speech to the whole of the Commonwealth every year, which is also broadcast throughout the world.

Unfortunately, Commonwealth Day is not a public holiday in many Commonwealth countries and is therefore, hardly known by the general public.

Commonwealth Day is also related to the Commonwealth Games. The next Commonwealth Games will take place in Glasgow, Scotland in 2014.

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