ANZAC DAY in Australia (2014)

ANZAC day is a National Day of Remembrance in Australia and New Zealand.  The day is commemorated  every year on the 25th of April across the Tasman. Some of the Pacific Islands (Tonga & Cook Islands) also observe the remembrance day.


ANZAC is an acronym of Australia and New Zealand Army corps.  The soldiers  who fought  during the first world war (WWI)  are referred as ANZACS.

The ANZACS fought during the Ottoman empire and paid  a heavy casualty along with their allies. The casualties  were estimated as : 21,255 British, ~10,000 French, 8709 Australians, 1,358 Indians.

Nowadays the ANZAC day is remebered in the honor of  all   the Australians and New Zealanders who served in all the wars and peace keeping missions. This includes WWI, WWII, Vietnam, Iraq, East Timor and Afghanistan conflicts.

In Australia Dawn Services  are observed in every major cities and out-stations. An  overseas vigil service also held  in Gallipoli. This year will be the 99th year since the ANZACS fought in 1915.

In WA during the ANZAC week  sunset ceremonies were also held at the Kings Park War memorial, Perth. The ceremony was  initiated with a lone piper on a bag pipe, followed by laying of wreaths  and concluded with the  a lone  bugler playing the  “last post” . The last post is generally  played  in  the British army camps to signal the end of the day.

Below are some of the photographs taken at the Easter Monday Sun-Set ceremony.


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Reference: Wikepedia, You-Tube


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