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