Commonwealth Day 2017
Commonwealth Day is the annual celebration of the Commonwealth of Nations held on the second Monday in March. It is marked by a multi-faith service in Westminster Abbey, normally attended by Queen Elizabeth II as Head of the Commonwealth along with the Commonwealth Secretary-General and Commonwealth High Commissioners in London. The Queen delivers an address to the Commonwealth, which is broadcast throughout the world (click here for the Queen's message).
To celebrate Commonwealth Day 2017 on 13 March, the Royal Commonwealth Society of Singapore and the British High Commissioner hosted a reception at Eden Hall for 250 people from Singapore and around the Commonwealth.
The theme for this year's Commonwealth Day was "A Peace-Building Commonwealth". As part of the celebration, guests joined people around the commonwealth in joining hands as a symbol of peace.