Lest We For­get

How much do you know about An­zac Day? It’s time for a his­tory les­son, gals!

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In Australia, we cel­e­brate An­zac Day with two im­por­tant tra­di­tions. The first is the Dawn Cer­e­mony where peo­ple gather at war memo­ri­als very early in the morn­ing to lay flo­ral wreaths and pay their re­spects to those who have died. The sec­ond is the An­zac Day March where sol­diers or rel­a­tives of sol­diers march through the streets while wear­ing war medals. Crowds of peo­ple gather to watch and cheer them on!

An­zac Bis­cuits got their name be­cause peo­ple used to make th­ese yummy Aussie treats and send them over­seas to sol­diers.

Af­ter the An­zac Day march, it’s a tra­di­tion to go to pub and play a game called Two-Up. AN­ZAC sol­diers would play this coin­flip­ping game back in World War 1! AN­ZAC stands for Aus­tralian and New Zealand Army Corps. Aussie and Kiwi sol­diers were nick­named AN­ZACs dur­ing World War 1. Peo­ple some­times pin rose­mary to their shirts on An­zac Day. Rose­mary is a herb – it’s a sym­bol of re­mem­ber­ing! Plus, wild rose­mary grows in Gal­lipoli, so it’s very sym­bolic. An­zac Day is held on April 25 ev­ery year. This is be­cause the AN­ZACs ar­rived at Gal­lipoli in Turkey to fight World War 1 on April 25, 1915. An­zac Day is a spe­cial day of re­mem­brance for all Aus­tralian and New Zealan­der sol­diers who have served or are serv­ing in wars and con­flicts.

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