Raising of the flag for Commonwealth Day

Published on 3rd March 2015

Commonwealth flag flying from a flag pole

The Commonwealth flag will be raised on Monday 9 March at 10am to mark Commonwealth Day.

The day is an opportunity to promote understanding on global issues, international co-operation and the work of the Commonwealth’s organisations, which aim to improve the lives of its citizens.

Since 1977, the Commonwealth family has celebrated Commonwealth Day every year on the second Monday in March. It is a day marked by activities around the Commonwealth and the theme for Commonwealth Day this year is ‘A Young Commonwealth’.

The flag will be raised at 10am on the Municipal Offices building, which is the same time as all other participants throughout the United Kingdom, Channel Islands and the Isle of Man.

For more information contact Jennie Ingram on 01242 264108 or email.

To find out more about Commonwealth Day visit the website.


For press enquiries, contact: Kelly Carter, communications officer, telephone: 01242 264154, email: kelly.carter@www.cheltenham.gov.uk

This year, we will be raising the flag but there will not be a ceremony.