Empire Day becomes an official holiday

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"It became an official holiday in 1916. In the colonies and in the British Isles there were parades, hymns, and speeches. “We were constantly reminded by our teachers that May 24th was Empire Day,” one woman from Derby remembered. “The red parts of the globe were proudly pointed out to us.” Children dressed in costumes from the different colonies."

Daniel Immerwahr. How to Hide an Empire (Locais do Kindle 1781-1784). Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Edi...

School children celebrate British Empire Day

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