Anzac Day

Anzac Day is a sacred day for Australians to remember and celebrate the heroes and lives lost in the war at the Gallipoli Peninsula. Anzac Day is celebrated on the 25th of April each year with dawn memorial services and marches held around Australia, New Zealand, and Gallipoli.

Anzac now refers to all those who fought in WWI, WWII, Vietnam, Korea, Desert Storm, and peace keeping operations.

Anzac Day Facts

  • ANZAC is short for Australian and New Zealand Army Corps.
  • 1916 was the first year that Anzac Day was celebrated.
  • Anzac Day is a public holiday in Australia and New Zealand.
  • April 25th, Anzac Day, in 1915 was the day the ANZACs landed on the Gallipoli Peninsula and faced a large Turkish army.