Remembrance Day Australia is celebrated on November 11, but is still not a public holiday. Today, Australians remember the soldiers who died in various wars, starting with the First World War. This is a bright and sad holiday dedicated to the soldiers who gave their lives and health to protect the nation.
The first name of the date is Armistice Day. After the end of World War II, it acquired its current name. This was supported not only by the Australian, but also by the British government. Remembrance Day Australia was first celebrated in 1931.
It has been a long time since the Australians attacked the northern French commune of Villers-Bretonnet. This happened because of the German invaders who settled in the area. The operation was successful, but the fighting was terrible and bloody. Now it hurts to look at the number of victims on both sides.
You need to know that:
- rosemary for Australians is not just a plant, as for residents of other states. Its branches symbolize mourning for the Anzac troops who died on the Gallipoli peninsula. The fact is that in this place rosemary grows;
- Interestingly, half-mast flags are always hoisted first and lowered last. They are also never elevated at night;
- in the second half of the 20th century, Australia participated in almost all conflicts in Asia. Among them are the Korean and Vietnam Wars.
How to celebrate
On the holiday, Australians remember their heroes with sorrow and warmth, tell the younger generation about the exploits and heroism of those who stood up for their native land. Today people are thinking more about the horrors of war, trying to keep it out of their homes again. The entire state is saturated with healthy patriotism.
When is Remembrance Day (Australia) celebrated in 2022?
Remembrance in Australia is observed on November 11 each year.