Remembrance Day is celebrated on November 11 in Canada and the UK. The day marks the end of the First World War: today people come together to honor the memory of all those who died during the conflict. In the context of a modern holiday, the armistice between the Allies and Germany is celebrated. It happened at 11 o’clock in the morning.
After four years of bloody war, on November 11, 1918, silence finally came. Prior to this, the allied forces drove out the enemy, inflicting catastrophic damage on him. Germany asked for a halt to hostilities and agreed to terms that amounted to unconditional surrender.
The first anniversary in 1919 was held in London, since then a two-minute silence has been established. This was suggested by Australian journalist Edward Honey. The community liked the idea. National ceremonies are held in strict accordance with current protocols. The event takes place in Confederation Square near the National War Memorial of Canada.
- more than 82% of residents consider this date the most important of the year;
- 91% of the population is sure that the state is not doing enough for war veterans;
- more than 800 British soldiers died during the First World War;
- every year at a memorable time, Canadians observe a minute of silence wherever they are;
- more than 2,3 million Canadians have served to keep the peace throughout history.
How to celebrate
Thinking about history, taking into account mistakes is the best thing that can be done to prevent new hostilities. Many families have relatives who participated in conflicts, so they gather at the same table, remember heroes and tell heroic stories. On Remembrance Day in cities, people can be seen carrying red poppies to memorials and monuments – the flower is a symbol of remembrance around the world.
When is Remembrance Day celebrated in 2022?
Remembrance Day is observed on November 11 each year.