Commonwealth Day is an annual celebration observed by people all over the Commonwealth in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean and Americas, the Pacific and Europe.

Commonwealth Day 2024

Commonwealth Day was celebrated on Monday 11 March 2024, marking the beginning of a week-long series of events and activities happening around the globe – including faith and civic gatherings, debates, school assemblies, flag-raising ceremonies and cultural events. 

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Flagbearers at the Commonwealth Day 2024

Commonwealth Day theme

Commonwealth Day 2024 theme logo

The theme for Commonwealth Day 2024, and the forthcoming Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, is ‘One Resilient Common Future: Transforming our Common Wealth’. 

The theme highlights how the 56 member countries must harness their strengths by building resilience, unlocking potential, leveraging the 'Commonwealth Advantage' and fostering a connected, digital Commonwealth. This transformation is vital to ensure a resilient common future where no one is left behind.  

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The Commonwealth Day service was broadcast live from Westminster Abbey on BBC One and BBC iPlayer at 2.15pm GMT, in the programme: 'A Service of Celebration for Commonwealth Day.' The event includes performances from musicians and groups from Uganda, India and Samoa.

If you are outside of the UK, the event is available to watch on the BBC's YouTube channel.

Learn more about the Commonwealth Day service


Commonwealth Day 2023 

Commonwealth Day 2023 was celebrated on Monday 13 March, 2023, with a service held at Westminster Abbey. Read a summary of the highlights and see a Flickr gallery of Commonwealth Day events.

Commonwealth Day 2023 marked the tenth anniversary of the signing of the Commonwealth Charter by Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on 11 March 2013. 

This was the first Commonwealth Day since Her Majesty’s passing, and the first presided over by His Majesty King Charles III as King and Head of the Commonwealth

Learn more about Commonwealth Day 2023

Media contact

  • Communications Division, Commonwealth Secretariat
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