On 11 March 2019, people in Commonwealth countries in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean and Americas, the Pacific and Europe will observe Commonwealth Day.
The day will be celebrated with a broad range of activities, including faith and civic gatherings, debates, school assemblies, flag raising ceremonies, street parties, cultural events and a multicultural, multi-faith service at Westminster Abbey.
The theme for 2019 is ‘A Connected Commonwealth’, which offers opportunities for the people, governments and institutions of this richly diverse family of nations to connect and work together at many levels through far-reaching and deep-rooted networks of friendship and goodwill.
This year also marks the 70th anniversary of the formation of the Commonwealth as it is configured today, with old ties and new links enabling co-operation towards social, political and economic development, which is both inclusive and sustainable.
An annual reception to mark Commonwealth Day was held at Marlborough House in London today. MORE
The Queen was joined by around 2,000 people from across the world in a Westminster Abbey service to mark Commonwealth Day. MORE
The Commonwealth Secretary-General has paid respect to the five million servicemen and women from Commonwealth countries who served during the First and Second World Wars. MORE
A Commonwealth message at Westminster Abbey by Lewis Pugh - Commonwealth Day, 11 March 2019.MORE
Commonwealth Day has a special significance this year as we mark the 70th anniversary of the London Declaration, when nations of the Commonwealth agreed to move forward together... MORE
At this time when multilateralism is under threat, and we see nationalism and narrow self-interest on the rise, the Commonwealth shines as a beacon of hope and promise… MORE
Celebrations and events will be held across the world on Monday 11 March to mark Commonwealth Day. 2.4 billion people in 53 Commonwealth countries celebrate the history and values that bind them together. MORE
The Commonwealth offers opportunities for the people, governments and institutions of this richly diverse worldwide family of nations to connect and cooperate at many levels. MORE