Today is Commonwealth Day:

Westminster Abbey

a day to celebrate the 54 independent states of which the British Commonwealth consists off. Out of these 54 states all but Mozambique and Rwanda were officially part of the British Empire.

Commonwealth Day is always celebrated on the second Monday in March. It is not a day to simply celebrate diversity, but also a day to promote international cooperation which aims to improve the lives of citizens in Commonwealth countries.

Commonwealth Day is always marked by a multi-faith service in Westminster Abbey in London, in which the Queen gives a speech that is often broadcasted throughout the world.

Other celebrations in March:

International Women’s Day

Nowruz Day

International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

World Poetry Day

 World Water Day 

World Meteorological Day

International Day for the Remembrance of Slave Trade and Its Abolition

Right to Truth Day

World Tuberculosis Day

International Day of Solidarity with Detained and Missing Staff Members

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