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Settlement Guide: 5 ways to mark Anzac Day

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Australians recognise 25 April as a day of national remembrance. Anzac Day goes beyond the anniversary of the landing on Gallipoli in 1915. It is the day on which we remember all Australians who served and died in war and on operational service.

1. Attend your local Dawn service

On Anzac Day commemorative services are held at dawn – the time of the original landing in Gallipoli – across the nation.

Anzac Dawn service
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2. Watch the Anzac Day march

Later in the day, ex-servicemen and women take part in marches through the major cities and in many smaller centres.

Anzac Parade
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3. Find out more about the Anzac story from The Australian War Memorial

The Australian War Memorial offers a comprehensive overview of Australia’s military history.

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4. Organise a Two-Up

Anzac Day is the one day of the year on which you can legally play two-up.

Anzac Two-Up
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5. Bake some Anzac cookies

Gather with friends and family for a relaxed, Aussie-flavoured feast.

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The Department of Veterans' Affairs website details other ceremonies in Australia and around the world.

For Anzac Day marches visit RSL NSW for Sydney and RSL Victoria for Melbourne.

 

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