- An annual celebration of the 54 countries participating in the international community, the Commonwealth (until 1947 - British Commonwealth of Nations), an association of independent states, formerly part of the British Empire, recognize the British monarch as a symbol of a free union.
Commonwealth Day celebrated on the second Monday in March. Legal status of the Commonwealth of Nations defined the Statute of Westminster 1931 (updated in 1947). There is the Commonwealth Secretariat, an annual conference of the Commonwealth. In the UK in the government created the post of Minister of the Commonwealth.
In the Commonwealth of Nations includes the following states: Britain, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Ghana, Malaysia, Singapore, Cyprus, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago , Uganda, Kenya, Zambia, Cameroon, Mozambique, Namibia, Malawi, Malta, Gambia, Botswana, Cape Verde, Lesotho, Barbados, Mauritius, Swaziland, Nauru, Tonga, Western Samoa, Fiji, Bangladesh, Bahamas, Grenada, Papua - New Guinea, Seychelles, Solomon Islands, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Dominica, St. Lucia, Kiribati, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Zimbabwe, Belize, Antigua and Barbuda, Maldives, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Brunei, Vanuatu.