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 Commonwealth Day - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Commonwealth Day is the annual celebration of the Commonwealth of Nations held on the second Monday in March, and which is marked by a multi-faith service in Westminster Abbey attended by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Head of the Commonwealth, the Commonwealth Secretary-General and the Commonwealth High Commissioners in London.
In 1958 Empire Day was renamed Commonwealth Day, and from 1977 it has been celebrated on the second Monday in March rather than in May.
Although Commonwealth Day is not widely known, many Commonwealth countries do have at least one public holiday that commemorates monarchist traditions.
www.oakdale.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Commonwealth_Day   (305 words)

  
 Holidays and Festivals - British Commonwealth to Burundi   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
It was originally called The Queen's Birthday and is also known as Victoria Day, but has come to celebrate the unity of the Empire rather than to commemorate the Queen.
A day to promote the nation's culture, education, and communications.
On this day in 1984 the Republic of Upper Volta was renamed Burkina Faso.
www.shagtown.com /days/brunei.html   (526 words)

  
 Annie's Victoria Day Page
Victoria), in the Commonwealth; originated 1897 by Mrs.
The name was changed to Commonwealth Day in 1947.
Don't forget that the Victoria Day is observed on May 23rd, 2005
www.annieshomepage.com /victoriaday.html   (213 words)

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