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From: RAYMOND BISHOP <>
Subject: Re: WHY EMPIRE DAY & SCOUTS/GUIDES ETC??
Date: Sat, 21 Aug 2004 11:23:53 +0100 (BST)
Empire Day was on 24th May as this was Queen Victoria's birthdate in 1819.
I still celebrate it - along with St George's Day, Trafalgar Day, VE Day, VJ Day, Waterloo Day, 1966 World Cup Day and most other days of the year.
JANET BUCK <> wrote:
My daughter was born on 24th May, Empire Day in 1960, but wasn't taught
anything about it at school. Seems a pity that old habits die along the