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The history and significance of Anzac Day
(See also Anzac spirit and legend)

 

 

 

See the sections below for:

    ● Date
    ● History of Anzac Day
    ● Significance

    ● Tradition
    ● Fact sheets: Australia
    ● Fact sheets: New Zealand
    ●
New Zealand

 
See our other pages for the following topics:

    ● The Anzac spirit and legend
    ●
Australian identity and the Anzac spirit
    ● Anzac or ANZAC?
    ● Anzac biscuits
    ● Digger slang
    ● Slouch hat
    ● Aboriginals and war
    ● Women in wartime

    ● Issues (eg, negatives of the legend)
 

History of Anzac Day

See also Significance below

 

Anzac Day History [pdf] (Anzac Day Media Style Guide 2013 pages 13-14)
History of the commemoration of Anzac Day.

Why we commemorate Anzac Day (rslnsw.org.au)
From the New South Wales Branch of the RSL.

The history of Anzac Day
(rslnsw.org.au)
From the New South Wales Branch of the RSL.

ANZAC Day  (rslwahq.org.au)
From the Western Australia RSL. Especially see:
- ANZAC Day History


The relevance of Anzac (Parliament of Australia: Parliamentary Library)
(If the web page is unavailable, you can find the information in the archived pdf file:
Anzac Day Kit [pdf, 3.9MB].)
See the following section:

- The history of Anzac Day
(Note that many links are not accessible as this material was produced for users of the Parliamentary Library.)

New Zealand's History Online: Anzac Day (nzhistory.net.nz)

See also Anzac or ANZAC?

 

History of Anzac Day: Activities Anzac Day: What does it mean to you today? [pdf] (anzacday.org.au)
Covers a range of conflicts in providing students with a worksheet on the meaning and  history of Anzac Day. More information from anzacday.org.

 
Significance

See also History above 

See also

Spirit and legend
of Anzac Day

History of Anzac Day, the Dawn Service (dva.gov.au)
(Previously called "Significance of Anzac Day")
See also the crossword The Significance of Anzac Day which is based on this web page.

Significance of Anzac Day (anzac.govt.nz)
From "A guide to Anzac Day for New Zealanders".


 

Tradition

See also

Spirit and legend
of Anzac Day

The Anzac Day Tradition (awm.gov.au)
Explains why Anzac Day is special to Australians and how it has been commemorated in the past.

A is for ANZACs (anzacday.org.au)
A to Z of 26 Anzac Day traditions and terms.

ANZAC Day: Tradition, Facts and Folklore (anzacday.org.au)
The origins and history of a variety of elements of the Anzac tradition.

The relevance of Anzac (Parliament of Australia: Parliamentary Library)
(If the web page is unavailable, you can find the information in the archived pdf file:
Anzac Day Kit [pdf, 3.9MB].)
Scroll down to the following section:

- Traditions and rituals of Anzac Day
(Note that many links are not accessible as this material was produced for users of the Parliamentary Library.)
 
Fact sheets - Australia Anzac Day - ANZAC quick facts (australia.gov.au, previously at cultureandrecreation.gov.au)
Scroll to the bottom for "ANZAC quick facts".

RSL: ANZAC Day (clubsonline.com.au - National RSL site)
Includes some "Frequently Asked Questions". If this link doesn't work, go to the main RSL website, then cick on Commemoration, then Anzac Day.
 
Fact sheets - New Zealand Anzac Day and Gallipoli fact sheet (New Zealand) (Christchurch City Libraries)

ANZAC DAY [Word doc] (anzac.govt.nz)
The Gallipoli Campaign, the Anzac Day ceremony.
 
New Zealand
Anzac Day (New Zealand History Online)
The evolution of Anzac Day:
The making of Anzac Day
- 1915: Gallipoli remembered
- 1916: a half-day holiday
- Patriotism and remembrance

A sacred holiday - Anzac Day
- A public holiday
- Nationhood and peace

Another war and peace - Anzac Day

Modern Anzac Day

History of Anzac Day (rsa.org.nz)
 

 

Date Dates of Easter and Anzac Day 1916-2200 [pdf] (anzacwebsites.com)
Shows the dates of Easter and days of the week for Anzac Day, and when they coincide or how far apart they are. For example, the dates for the years 2013-2022 are:
Year Easter break Anzac Day In relation to the Easter break,
Anzac Day occurs -

2013

Fri 29 Mar - Mon 1 Apr 2013 Thu 25 Apr 2013 24 days after Easter
2014 Fri 18 Apr - Mon 21 Apr 2014 Fri 25 Apr 2014 4 days after Easter
2015 Fri 3 Apr - Mon 6 Apr 2015 Sat 25 Apr 2015 19 days after Easter
2016 Fri 25 Mar - Mon 28 Mar 2016 Mon 25 Apr 2016 28 days after Easter
2017 Fri 14 Apr - Mon 17 Apr 2017 Tue 25 Apr 2017 8 days after Easter
2018 Fri 30 Mar - Mon 2 Apr 2018 Wed 25 Apr 2018 23 days after Easter
2019 Fri 19 Apr - Mon 22 Apr 2019 Thu 25 Apr 2019 3 days after Easter
2020 Fri 10 Apr - Mon 13 Apr 2020 Sat 25 Apr 2020 12 days after Easter
2021 Fri 2 Apr - Mon 5 Apr 2021 Sun 25 Apr 2021 20 days after Easter
2022 Fri 15 Apr - Mon 18 Apr 2022 Mon 25 Apr 2022 7 days after Easter
For more dates, see Dates of Easter and Anzac Day 1916-2200

 

 

 

Pinterest pages on Anzac Day
 
Pinterest: Anzac Day (pinterest.com/alybrown79)

Pinterest: ANZAC DAY (pinterest.com/audreynay)
 

See also:

Anzac spirit and legend

Anzac Centenary

Gallipoli 2015

Ceremonies and marches

Anzac Day news

Anzac Day issues

Anzac or ANZAC?

 

 

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