Saturday, 12 March 2016

Next Monday is Commonwealth Day

Celebrating Commonwealth Day 2016

Fifty-three countries will come together to celebrate Commonwealth Day 2016 on 14th March under the theme ‘An Inclusive Commonwealth’. Among the many activities and events taking place globally, a multi-faith service at Westminster Abbey will welcome thousands of guests from around the world. BBC One will broadcast it live from 14.45 to 16.15 under the motto: The Queen's 90th Birthday: A Service of Celebration for Commonwealth Day.

Commonwealth Day is held on the second Monday in March every year. It is an opportunity for individuals, communities and organisations to promote shared Commonwealth values of peace, democracy and equality, and to celebrate the association’s rich diversity. It coincides in Victoria with Labour Day (Western Australia had it one week earlier and Tasmania will celebrate Labour Day one week later).

With a population of more than two billion, the Commonwealth encompasses the fastest growing countries, the smallest, the least developed and the most populous. The strength of the association is derived from shared historical ties, extensive global networks and a spirit of co-operation to tackle global challenges and improve lives.

Monarchists in Melbourne
In Melbourne The Australian Monarchist League invites members and friends to attend a dinner at Victoria Barracks on Saturday, 19th March. Enquiries to:

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