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Did you know today was Commonwealth Day?

PUBLISHED: 11:28 09 March 2015 | UPDATED: 11:36 09 March 2015

The Commonwealth flag flies at City Hall after the Lord Mayor, Judith Lubbock, made the affirmation speech. Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

The Commonwealth flag flies at City Hall after the Lord Mayor, Judith Lubbock, made the affirmation speech. Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

The Commonwealth flag is fluttering from buildings across Norfolk today to celebrate Commonwealth Day. But is it relevant?

Norfolk is leading the way with the international celebration of the Commonwealth with more than 30 flags raised simultaneously across the county.

The second annual Fly a Flag for the Commonwealth event will see 38 countries across the globe unite in hoisting the Commonwealth colours in a celebration of their unique international connection.

The event is being organised by Pageantmaster Bruno Peek who has recruited Norfolk’s 22 town councils, eight local authorities and his old school in Gorleston to take part in the colourful celebration.

Held on March 9 - Commonwealth Day - it is also involving far flung communities across the globe, from Tristan Da Cunha - the remotest inhabited island in the world - to the Rothera Research Station on the Antarctic Peninsula.

Mr Peek, who lives in Gorleston, said: “One of the things I’m always keen to do is promote, not just my hometown of Great Yarmouth, but the county I was born in.

“For the event last year, the first year, we secured involvement of all eight local authorities, the ambition for year two was to involve all the town councils in Norfolk.

“Once again Norfolk is leading the whole of the country and the Commonwealth in the number of flags raised in their county.”

But does the Commonwealth need a day and is it relevant to people today? Leave your comments below.

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