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Commonwealth Day 2018


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Commonwealth Day is a celebration of the Commonwealth, held annually on the second Monday in March. It recognises and celebrates the diversity, unity and values that define the Commonwealth. The day is observed with the world’s largest multi-faith service in Westminster Abbey, attended by Her Majesty The Queen as Head of the Commonwealth as well as other members of the Royal Family and dignitaries from around the Commonwealth.

This year’s Commonwealth Day precedes the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting 2018, when the leaders of 53 Commonwealth member countries will meet to address key global challenges and agree how to work together for the welfare and common good of its 2.4 billion citizens. The two events are joined by the same theme ‘Towards a Common Future’. Building upon the 2017 theme of ‘A Peace- Building Commonwealth’, this year’s theme explores how the Commonwealth can address global challenges and work to create a better future for all citizens through sub-themes of sustainability, safety, prosperity and fairness.

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