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NGOCommonwealth Day Movement
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Background InformationThe Commonwealth Day Movement, known for the majority of its existence as the Empire Day Movement, promoted the observance of Empire/Commonwealth day (the name of the day was changed by the Macmillan Government in 1958 to reflect the evolution of the British Empire into the Commonwealth). The day itself, a manifestation of Edwardian patriotism, was established by the Earl of Meath, and was observed in schools and the wider community, but experienced a sharp decline in popularity following World War II. Source: English 'Empire Day in Britain, 1904-1958' _Historical Journal_ 2006
Year Created1903
Other Names / Antecedent BodiesEmpire Day Movement (1903-1965)
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KeywordsInternational relations and international affairs.
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