ANZAC History in a Nutshell
ANZAC Day is a huge part of New Zealand and Australia's history. For those of you you are new to New Zealand or are a bit rusty on the details here are the facts for you in a nutshell.
ANZAC Day is a national day of remembrance in Australia and New Zealand. It commemorates all Australian and New Zealanders killed in War. ANZAC stands for Australian, New Zealand Army Corps.
ANZAC Day is the 25th of April. It was first marked in 1916 and became a public holiday in New Zealand in 1921, by 1927 every Australian state observed this public holiday.
Many people celebrate ANZAC Day. In 2014 people commemorate 100 years since the beginning of World War 1. In 2015, ANZAC Day marked 100 years since the beginning of the Gallipoli Landing in 1915.
The day the first Australian and New Zealand soldiers landed on the Gallipoli Peninsula during World War 1 was the 25th of April 1915. During the Gallipoli campaign the ANZAC's suffered great loss of life.
Where? Today ANZAC Day is honored throughout Australia and New Zealand. The day is like a military funeral and consists of a dawn service and an ANZAC parade.