Commonwealth Day 2019

Question: Commonwealth Day is observed on?
(a) 24th May
(b) 26th May
(c) 28th May
(d) 22nd May
Answer: (a)
Related facts:

  • On 24th May, 2019, Commonwealth Day was observed throughout India.
  • This year’s theme for the day was ‘A Connected Commonwealth’.
  • Formerly, this day was known as Empire Day.
  • In 1958, Harold Macmillan announced in Parliament the renaming of Empire Day as Commonwealth Day.
  • This day is observed in the countries which were once part of the British Empire.
  • On 11th March, 2019, people in Commonwealth countries in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean and Americas, the Pacific and Europe observed the Commonwealth Day.

Links:
http://thecommonwealth.org/commonwealthday
https://thercs.org/our-work/commonwealth-day-2019/
https://thercs.org/our-work/commonwealth-day-2019/commonwealth-theme-2019-a-connected-commonwealth/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commonwealth_Day

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