Hyndburn Council is ‘Flying a Flag for Commonwealth Day’ today, Monday 11 March, outside Accrington Town Hall.

The Union Flag and Commonwealth Day Flag are being flown to observe the annual celebration of the Commonwealth of Nations which is held on the second Monday in March and marked by a multi-faith service in Westminster Abbey, normally attended by Queen Elizabeth II as Head of the Commonwealth.

2019 marks 70 years since the formation of the Commonwealth as it is configured today.

Today, 53 countries will come together to celebrate #CommonwealthDay under the theme ‘A Connected Commonwealth’. Each year, Commonwealth Day is an opportunity for people to affirm commitment to upholding the values set out in the Commonwealth Charter, to serve one another in a spirit of respect and understanding, and to advance development, democracy and cooperation locally, nationally and internationally.

The intent is for hundreds of Commonwealth flags to be flown in significant, strategic and eye-catching positions across the Commonwealth, the United Kingdom and beyond on Monday 11 March.

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Pictured below: Accrington Town Hall Flying a Flag for Commonwealth Day.