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ANZAC Day 2017

Monday, 24 April 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Hillaria Juliana

(image taken from : www.awm.gov.au/commemoration/anzac-day/)

ANZAC stands for Australian and New Zealand Army Corps. Anzac Day, commemorated in 25 April, is one of Australia’s most important national occasions. It marks the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War.

Australians recognise 25 April as a day of national remembrance, which takes two forms. Commemorative services are held across the nation at dawn – the time of the original landing, while later in the day, former servicemen and servicewomen meet to take part in marches through the country’s major cities and in many smaller centres. Commemorative ceremonies are more formal, and are held at war memorials around the country. In these ways, Anzac Day is a time at which Australians reflect on the many different meanings of war (Australian War Memorial, 2017).

 

To understand better the meaning of ANZAC Day, check these sites:

Australian War Memorial

Public Holidays

 

Every year, to commemorate Anzac day, every states have ceremonies and dawn services. Check these sites to find out more:

ANZAC Day in Sydney

ANZAC Day in Brisbane

ANZAC Day in Melbourne

ANZAC Day in Adelaide

ANZAC Day in Perth

ANZAC Day in Canberra

 

(image taken from : www.awm.gov.au/commemoration/anzac-day/)


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