Commonwealth Day 2014

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Today, March 10th 2014, is Commonwealth Day in the countries that are members of the Commonwealth of Nations.

Commonwealth Day, celebrated on the second Monday of March throughout the Commonwealth, as its name suggests celebrates the Commonwealth.

Traditionally, in London, Queen Elizabeth II leads a celebration at Westminster Abbey on Commonwealth Day along with the Commonwealth Secretary-General, and the Commonwealth High Commissioners.  Her Majesty is the Head of the Commonwealth, and normally reads a speech in honour of the occasion.

The day is not an official holiday in most jurisdictions, although I call on all Commonwealth nations to do so.  The day does celebrate the group that binds us together.

So, let’s celebrate Commonwealth Day!

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