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Commonwealth Day

noun
1.
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.
Formerly Empire Day.
Origin
1955-1960
1955-60
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Commonwealth Day

noun
1.
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 Commonwealth Former name Empire Day
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