Commonwealth Day

We celebrate Commonwealth Day every year on the second Monday of March. This year it is held on 13 March.

Across the world our family of 2.4 billion people come together to renew our friendship, learn from our differences and celebrate our achievements.

It is also a time for us to talk and think about the theme that has been chosen for the year.

A Peace-Building Commonwealth logo which is the Commonwealth theme for 2017.

This year’s theme is ‘A Peace-building Commonwealth’.

A Time to 
Celebrate

Governments, schools and communities from all over our Commonwealth organise many different events.

In London, Westminster Abbey comes alive as singers, dancers and musicians from different countries celebrate their cultures and faiths.

Elsewhere there are street parties, poetry performances, storytelling festivals, fashion shows, flag ceremonies and sports competitions.

Wherever we are

we celebrate TOGETHER.