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Anzac Day

Anzac Day
Anzac Day Dawn Service at Kings Park, Western Australia, 25 April 2009, 94th anniversary
Holiday information
NameAnzac Day
Observed byMemorial services, public holiday
SignificanceFirst landing of the Anzacs at Gallipoli
Date25 April
ObservancesMilitary parades, remembrance services
Related toRemembrance Day (Commonwealth of Nations),
Armistice Day

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Anzac Day is a national day of remembrance in Australia and New Zealand, and is commemorated by both countries on 25 April every year to honour the members of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) who fought at Gallipoli in Turkey during World War I. It now more broadly commemorates all those who died and served in military operations for their countries. Anzac Day is also observed in the Cook Islands, Niue, and Tonga. It is no longer observed as a national holiday in Samoa.

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