Anzac day is a national day of remembrance for all Australian and New Zealand soldiers who participated and died in all wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations and to send our thanks to those currently in service.
It is celebrated every year on April 25th, the anniversary day of the first major military action fought by the ANZACs (Australian and New Zealand Army Corpsy) at Gallipoli in 1915, during the First World War.
Try this year these 5 ways to celebrate Anzac Day.
Tune in to the broadcast of the Dawn Service at 5:30 a.m. You can usually attend the ceremony, but this year with the Covid-19 restrictions you can only watch it on TV. The plus is that you will be warm under your doona. If you sleep in, don’t worry, there will be also a 10 am service from the Anzac Memorial in Sydney that will be broadcast on ABC and streamed live.
At 6 am join James Morrison (Australian jazz musician), listen and sing The Last Post. James Morrison generally performs on Anzac Day. Follow this link to get all details. https://www.facebook.com/JamesMorrisonTrumpet/videos/at-6am-on-anzac-day-musicians-everywhere-are-being-called-on-to-take-to-their-fr/259029158451519/
Donate to the poppy appeal, the red poppy flower is a symbol of hope and regeneration for a better future. Generally, during Anzac Day Australians attend the ceremony, buy a flower and wear it as a symbol of support for veterans and their families. This year the best way to support the soldiers and their families is by donating using the following link. https://poppyappeal.com.au/
Organise a “Two-up”, a gambling game that can be only legally played during Anzac Day. It is a game in which two coins are tossed in the air and bets are laid as to whether both will fall heads, or both will fall tails or 1 coin will fall heads and the other tails. This year, you can play with your friends and family by videoconference.
Bake some Anzac biscuits. Anzac Biscuits are delicious cookies that were sent by wives and daughters to soldiers to take them along their trips. Now they are very popular in Australia. You can buy them in a supermarket or in a cafe or you can even prepare them. Follow this delicious Jamie Oliver recipe, one of the most famous chefs in Australia. https://www.jamieoliver.com/recipes/fruit-recipes/anzac-biscuits/
Join the Australian traditions and enjoy this Anzac Day!