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 is a day set aside to celebrate and recognize the work of Commonwealth members and to promote understanding and cooperation on global issues.
The Commonwealth nations are countries who were formal colonies of Britain during the colonial era.
It is celebrated on the second Monday of March every year.
During the era of Queen Victoria, it was formerly referred to as empire day and was not officially recognized as an annual event until 1916.
To celebrate the day, all Union flags are flown on all public buildings in the UK and The Queen, accompanied by other members of the royal family attend a special service at West Minister Abbey
This year’s event is centred on the theme “Delivering a common future”, highlighting how the 54 member countries in the Commonwealth family are ‘innovating, connecting and transforming’ to help achieve some of its biggest goals like protecting natural resources and boosting trade.