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What is ANZAC Day and what does it mean?

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]What does ANZAC stand for?

ANZAC stands for the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps.

What is ANZAC Day?

ANZAC Day, which falls on 25 April each year is one of the more important patriotic events in the Australia calendar. Apart from Australia Day, ANZAC Day is the only other day that is celebrated for celebrating something of Australia and its past.

ANZAC Day is celebrated in respect of the troupes that were deployed from Australia and New Zealand who made the journey together to Gallipoli in 1914 when Britain declared war which automatically placed Australia and New Zealand in favour of the Commonwealth. On this trip they bonded and faught together on the battle lines. Fast forward 100 years and this bond today is known as the ANZAC spirit.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image media=”34636″ media_width_percent=”100″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image media=”34637″ media_width_percent=”100″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]What does ANZAC Day mean today?

Today ANZAC Day is a day for Australians as a day of remembrance and a day to pay respects and say thanks to the the service men and women who had given their lives to protect Australia and New Zealand but also to give us the free nations we have today. Today ANZAC Day has 2 particular events that happen all over the country. The more formal event which is the Dawn Service which happens in a more formal setting usually at war memorials around the country followed by a more social event which are usually street parades with past and present service men and women in most Australian cities and other towns.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image media=”34640″ media_width_percent=”100″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image media=”34639″ media_width_percent=”100″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]Other Events on ANZAC Day

Apart from the Public Holiday we all get on ANZAC Day another many Australian’s look forward to is visiting the local RSL and some pubs to have a drink and play a game that started all those years ago on the battle field called “Two-Up”. The game is illigal these days but for one day in the year it is made legal for some fun and for traditions sake. Two up is a coin game with two coins and wager with other spectators whether the coins will land on heads or tails.

That’s the crash course on ANZAC Day.

Enjoy the 25th of April![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_single_image media=”34642″ media_width_percent=”100″][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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