Anzac Day

Anzac Day (/ˈænzæk/) is a national day of remembrance in Australia and New Zealand that broadly commemorates all Australians and New Zealanders "who served and died in all wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations" and "the contribution and suffering of all those who have served".[1][2] Observed on 25 April each year, Anzac Day was originally devised to honour the members of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) who served in the Gallipoli Campaign, their first engagement in the First World War (1914–1918).

Anzac Day
Anzac Day Dawn Service at Kings Park, Western Australia, 25 April 2009, 94th anniversary
Observed by Australia
 Christmas Island
 Cocos (Keeling) Islands
 Cook Islands
 New Zealand
 Norfolk Island
 Niue
 Tonga
 Tokelau
 French Polynesia
 Belgium
 France
 Turkey
TypeCommemorative, patriotic, historic
SignificanceNational day of remembrance and first landing of the Anzacs at Gallipoli
ObservancesDawn services, commemorative marches, remembrance services
Date25 April
Next time25 April 2022 (2022-04-25)
FrequencyAnnual
Related toRemembrance Day
The remembrance poppy is an artificial flower that has been used since 1921 to commemorate war dead.
Flags on the cenotaph in Wellington for the 2007 Dawn March. From left to right, the flags of New Zealand, the United Kingdom and Australia
First Anzac Day parade in Sydney, along Macquarie Street, 25 April 1916

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