Commonwealth Day

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The Commonwealth – 54 independent nations with 1.7 billion people – celebrates its day every year on the second Monday in March. This year, Commonwealth Day will be celebrated on Monday, March 12, with a special focus on the theme, "A New Generation."

More than half the people of the Commonwealth are under 25, and the association works to help this new generation make its way in the world. Commonwealth programs help young people to:

Commonwealth Day is an occasion to reflect on the value of this global network of nations and peoples, and to take pride in its many achievements. The Commonwealth works to:

To find out more about Commonwealth Day celebrations and events taking place around the Commonwealth, look for updates on the Commonwealth Secretariat's web site, 

Information for young people and a Commonwealth Day quiz can be found on 

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