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Empire Day Line breaks: Em¦pire Day

Definition of Empire Day in English:


Former name of Commonwealth Day.
Example sentences
  • On Empire Day, all the children wore red, white and blue ribbons in their hair and daisy chains around their necks and gathered in the playground to sing songs to an audience of parents.
  • In her childhood Empire Day was a big annual event and her teacher used to get the class to look out of the school window and see the Union flag flying.
  • Over the years it changed its name numerous times - first becoming Empire Day, then Commonwealth Day.

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