Anzac Day

Anzac Day is a national day of remembrance in Australia and New Zealand, originally commemorated by both countries on 25 April every year to 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 commemorates all those who served and died in military operations for their countries. 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.

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Anzac Day - Revival
... Following Australia's involvement in the Vietnam War, interest in Anzac Day reached its lowest point ... On 26 April 1975, The Australian newspaper covered the passing of Anzac Day in a single story ... Anzac Day now draws record crowds, with an increasing number of those attending being young Australians, many of whom attend ceremonies swathed in Australian flags, wearing green and gold T-shirts and beanies ...
Anzac Day Act (New Zealand) - Sources
... Anzac Day Act 1920 Anzac Day Amendment Act 1921-22 Anzac Day Act 1949 Anzac Day Act 1966 ...
Anzac Day Act
... Australia and New Zealand both have Anzac Day Acts providing for the commemoration of Anzac Day in those countries ... In New Zealand the current act is the Anzac Day Act 1966, and in Australia, the Anzac Day Act 1995 ...
Shrine Of Remembrance - History - Opposition and Response: 1922–1927
... cenotaph was raised for the 1926 ANZAC day march ... earlier project in 1926, and propose instead to build a permanent cenotaph in a large "ANZAC Square" at the top of Bourke St in front of Parliament House ... visiting the country, Monash spoke on the eve of ANZAC day at the RSL dinner, arguing for the Shrine ...
Australia Day - Suggested Changes To The Date - Proposed Alternative Dates - Anzac Day, 25 April
... a degree of support in recent years for making Anzac Day, 25 April, Australia's national day, although the suggestions have also encountered strong opposition ... Tony Beddison's call for the date to be changed, a merger with Anzac Day found support with Peter Hollingworth (Anglican Archbishop of Brisbane, Queensland), and the Federal Leader of the ... of planning a major review into the future of Anzac Day, and the combination of the two caused considerable concern in the RSL ...

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