Every year, on the second Monday in March, people all over the world celebrate the special partnership of nations, peoples and ideals which is the modern Commonwealth.
Click here if you are a teacher who would like to enter the ballot for the opportunity to bring a group to Westminster Abbey on the 14th March for the Commonwealth Day Observance 2011.
In the UK, the RCS (on behalf of the Council of Commonwealth Societies) organises a special Observance which takes place in Westminster Abbey in London. The UK's largest multi-faith gathering, the Observance is attended by HM The Queen, Heads of Government, faith leaders from around the world, and more than 1000 young people. Celebrity readers, dancers and musicians all combine to make this a colourful and lively event not to be missed.
The Observance takes a different theme each year, explored through personal testimonies, readings, performances and a message from HM The Queen. Vibrant and exciting, this event is the perfect way to bring the Commonwealth and its ideals to life for people of all ages.
In 2011, this theme wil be 'Women as agents of change' and the Observance will take place on Monday 14th March. Watch this space for more details coming soon..!