Commonwealth Day, is held on the second Monday in March each year, is an opportunity for individuals, communities and organisations to promote the Commonwealth’s shared values of peace, democracy and equality, and to celebrate the association’s rich diversity.
Fifty-three countries came together to celebrate Commonwealth Day under the theme ‘Towards a Common Future’.
The day was marked across the globe by a range of activities, including a multi-faith service at Westminster Abbey in London, and a wreath-laying at the Commonwealth War Memorial in Constitution Hill. This service is traditionally attended by Her Majesty The Queen, the Head of the Commonwealth.
Our ceremony whilst not quite as grand, featured the Mayor Cllr Matt Stone, reading a special proclamation from the secretary of the Commonwealth setting out the aims and reason for the flag raising accompanied by local councillors, representatives from the police, members of the public and the council’s (High Peak) chief executive Simon Baker.
You can see more pictures from the ceremony by clicking here.