Definition of Commonwealth Day in English:

Commonwealth Day


  • The second Monday in March, on which the British Commonwealth is celebrated. It was instituted to commemorate assistance given to Britain by the colonies during the Boer War (1899–1902).

    • ‘There are about 12 holidays in the year, including New Year's Day in January and Commonwealth Day in March.’
    • ‘On Commonwealth Day the United Kingdom celebrates its membership of the family of Commonwealth nations.’
    • ‘The Commonwealth message is delivered on Commonwealth Day, usually the second Monday in March.’
    • ‘There are lots of ways to celebrate Commonwealth Day and the opportunity can be taken to impart some valuable knowledge and skills at the same time.’
    • ‘President Gayoom marked Commonwealth Day with a message acknowledging that the family of nations that grew out of Britain's former colonial past has been a great source of support for the Maldives.’
    • ‘Celebrations to mark Commonwealth Day were held throughout Australia.’
    • ‘Beyond this special Commonwealth Day and its theme, the Commonwealth's continuing challenges are two-fold: strengthening democracy and promoting development.’
    • ‘Her Excellency Barnes - Jones delivered the Queen's Commonwealth Day message to Montserrat, on behalf of Queen Elizabeth the second, who is head of the Commonwealth.’
    • ‘Scholars from across the Commonwealth visit schools across England to mark Commonwealth Day and share their culture and experience.’


Commonwealth Day

/ˈkɒmənwɛlθ ˌdeɪ/