Anzac Day

What is Anzac Day and why is it celebrated?

 

ANZAC Day is a national day celebrated in Australia and New Zealand on 25 April every year. This day is celebrated in the memory of the soldiers of both the countries who fought and died in Gallipoli during the First World War. ANZAC soldiers taking part in the war against the Ottoman Empire at Gallipoli (Turkey) on 25 April 1915. ANZAC troops suffered heavy losses and the campaign was a failure.

This day is celebrated differently in Australia and New Zealand. The day begins with Ode of Remembrance, a poem written by Lawrence Binyon during the war. Parades and marches are held in honor of the soldiers in both the countries.

ANZAC day full form – Australian and New Zealand Army Corps.