common wealth day

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.
Formerly Empire Day.


Origin:
1955–60

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Commonwealth Day
 
n
Former name: Empire Day 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

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