Commonwealth Day marked at civic buildings across Mid and East Antrim

Mid and East Antrim Borough Council has marked Commonwealth Day 2020 by flying the Commonwealth Flag at its civic buildings across the borough.

Commonwealth Day is an annual celebration observed by people all over the Commonwealth in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean and Americas, the Pacific and Europe.

This morning, Mayor of Mid and East Antrim, Cllr Maureen Morrow, held a reception to mark the occasion, which was attended by community representatives from India, Pakistan, Kenya, Uganda, and Trinidad and Tobago.

Elected members had previously agreed that the Commonwealth Flag would be flown at Ballymena Town Hall, Carrickfergus Town Hall and Smiley Buildings in Larne.

The Mayor said: “I am delighted that this year, as with previous years, Council has agreed to observe the Commonwealth Day celebrations which take place throughout the Commonwealth nations of the world.

“As the global nature of the gold ‘C’ symbol on the Commonwealth Flag depicts, it is important that we recognise and celebrate the many and diverse nationalities which exist within the 54 member states.

“We as a Council are happy to support the theme of this year’s Commonwealth Day: ‘Delivering a Common Future: Connecting, Innovating, Transforming’.”

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