Anzac Day

​​​​​​​​​​​​​Anzac Day is our national day of remembrance. It is observed on 25 April each year. It commemorates those who died serving New Zealand during war and it honours returned servicemen and women, past and present.

25 April 1915 marks the day when Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) landed at Gallipoli in Turkey.

Since the first commemorative services in 1916, ANZAC Day has evolved into the observance we know today, with Kiwis of all ages attending services and events across New Zealand and the world.

Photos from the 2021 Anzac Dawn and Civic Parades/Services can be viewed here.

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