Bristol will be among hundreds of cities, towns, villages, organisations and charities across the UK raising the Commonwealth Flag as part of events to celebrate Commonwealth Day on Monday, 11 March 2019.
The flag raising ceremony will take place on College Green at 10am, with civic dignitaries and children from Bristol Cathedral School paying tribute to the Commonwealth and raise the Commonwealth Flag with members of the public invited to join the celebrations.
Bristol’s Lord Mayor, Councillor Cleo Lake, and Lord-Lieutenant, Peaches Golding, will lead a civic procession, including some children from Bristol Cathedral School, from the Cresswell Centre to College Green where the Lord-Lieutenant will read a message from HRH The Queen and Lord Mayor will read the Commonwealth affirmation.
Commonwealth student Usman Sikander will then raise the Commonwealth Flag at 10am.
Lord Mayor, Councillor Cleo Lake, said: “It is an honour to be able to celebrate this event with towns and cities around the world. It is a great opportunity to remember the diverse cultures which make up the Commonwealth and the important role this plays in our shared history.”