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Anzac Day
Anzac Day
Anzac Day Dawn Service at Kings Park, Western Australia, 25 April 2009, 94th anniversary
Observed by Memorial services, memorial parades, public holiday
Type Commemorative, patriotic, historic
Significance First landing of the Anzacs at Gallipoli
Date 25 April
Observances Military parades, remembrance services
Related to Remembrance Day (Commonwealth of Nations),
Armistice Day, Veterans Day

Anzac Day is a national day of remembrance in Australia and New Zealand. It is celebrated by both countries on 25 April every year. It is to commemorate (honour) the members of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) who fought at Gallipoli in the Ottoman Empire during World War I. It now more broadly celebrates all those who served and died in military operations for their countries.[1][2] Anzac Day is also observed in the Cook Islands, Niue, Pitcairn, and Tonga. It is no longer observed as a national holiday in Papua New Guinea or Samoa.

References[change | change source]

  1. "ANZAC Day". Australian War Memorial. Retrieved 22 April 2011.
  2. "Anzac Day Today". New Zealand Ministry for Culture and Heritage. Retrieved 22 April 2011.