Monday, March 13, 2006

Commonwealth Day 2006


I almost forgot. Today is Commonwealth Day. Click here for a message from HM Queen Elizabeth II. The theme this year is health and vitality, and it's refreshing to hear the Queen discuss the challenge facing hiv-positive citizens of the Commonwealth.

The Commonwealth is a free association of 53 countries, comprising approximately 30 per cent of the world's population. Member nations include the UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, India, South Africa, and Singapore. Click here for a graphical listing of Commonwealth nations by flag.

14 comments:

George Larson said...

I am so glad that you did remember.

If you hadn't I wouldn't have had the opportunity to send out my Commonwealth Day cards.

If you are on my list, please understand that I sent these cards out weeks ago. The post office was so burdened with the Commonwealth Day traffic that it took that long for my card to arrive.

mistipurple said...

health and vitality! i'll hail to that. happy Commonwealth Day! how many times have i said i wished i lived nearer? :)

toobusyliving said...

My blog got similar :( and I didn't even know until now.

toobusyliving said...

ps: you're a "free association of 53 countries."

Jason said...

I want the Queen to try and start a farm in Zimbabwe.

Adorable Girlfriend said...

Jimmy, some might say you are already a queen, love.

I got nothing, other than today is March 14th in the US. :)

The Persian said...

I had NO idea the Isle of Man was an independant country..I thought it was part of England.

Butchieboy said...

Do you guys give presents on Commonwealth day? Or are you like jewish people and give presents like on Kawanzza?

Butchieboy said...

I always forget if Canada is a religion or a country.

Jason said...

It's a lot like a Chewbacca day but with less photoshop.

madamerouge said...

Dude, it's your country that's turning into a religion.

We give each other commemorative coin sets featuring the Queen, and gifts purchased from Marks & Spencer.

Dead Robot said...

Hush! Do you hear that? It's Old Saint Vic come to our chimneys with bags of presents for good Commonwealth boys and girls. None for you, Americans! Just lumps of BBC low-rating comedies on PAL VHS tapes.

George Larson said...

Yeah. Hear you guys are big on Queens.

Butchieboy said...

Yous guys are funny. (ha ha funny)