Empire day

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  • noun

Synonyms for Empire day

British, anniversary of Queen Victoria's birth

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When Empire Day was first introduced it was better celebrated, it was seen as a confirmation of the superiority of the British.
In 1916, Lord Milner, arguing that the Union Jack should be hoisted on Government buildings on Empire Day, noted that in 1914, Empire Day had been celebrated in over thirty-six thousand British schools worldwide.
The Middleham trainer made no mistake with his 2006 vintage, as Empire Day, ridden by Kevin Darley, strode clear to win by four lengths.
This is always a gruelling test for a two year old and I am quite sure he will win it again today and could even have the 1-2 with Empire Day and Philanthropy.
In fact, one of the most interesting and fresh portions of the book was the response to the complaints of empire organizations that schools were ignoring the imperial educations of their charges--imperial history, the geography of the empire, and physical training, subjects often linked with outside groups such as the Boy Scouts and the Empire Day Movement.
Sunderland is represented with footage of an Empire Day Parade in the city from 1934, a World Cup match between Chile and USSR at Roker Park and a woman from Wearside competing at the "British Fat Lady Contest".
The company commandeered May 24 as BathEmpire Day for the first time this year after discovering that the date was once celebrated as Empire Day on what was Queen Victoria's birthday.
Latest aircraft shown off at Thornaby BRITAIN showed some of her air secrets to the world at the Thornaby Air Show on Empire Day.
I AM 86 and I can remember that before the war we used to go to the local park on May 24 when it was Empire Day.
I attended the school from 1949 to 1951 and I believe the picture was taken for the celebration of Empire Day, which was May 24, the birthday of Queen Victoria.
Johnston has run some decent horses in this contest down the years, and while Empire Day clearly has bundles to find with the likes of Royal Ascot winner Champlain and May Hill fourth Sweet Lilly, the trainer's record suggests he might well be up to it.
Mark Johnston has won this race three times since 1998 and relies on Newmarket maiden winner Empire Day this year, but the Derby entry will find today's contest much hotter, with several of these possessing high-class juvenile form, including Chesham Stakes winner Champlain, who was far from disgraced in the Royal Lodge Stakes last time.
Empire Day was first celebrated in 1902 on May 24, the birthday of Queen Victoria, and 56 years after last being recognised has now been adopted as BathEmpire Day.
Privilege days are a throw-back to British rule when Civil Service employees would get a day off to mark the King's birthday and another to mark Empire Day
So Empire Day was a cause for a party, a time to get out the flag and wave it in celebration of our great achievement in bringing "civilisation" to at least a quarter of the globe.