ANZAK Day in New Zealand (25/04)

On April 25, New Zealand celebrates ANZAC Day - Day of Remembrance for the soldiers who defended the Fatherland. On this day, soldiers who died in all the wars in which the country took part are remembered. First of all, we are talking about the Battle of Gallipoli in Turkey (Battle of Gallipoli).

On April 25, 1915, the troops of New Zealand and Australia, referred to as ANZAC (short for Australian and New Zealand Army Corps, Australian and New Zealand Army Corps, ANZAC), landed near the Gallipoli peninsula with the aim of capturing the Dardanelles and freeing it from the Turks. Both warring parties suffered heavy losses. New Zealand, among the other countries involved in the war, lost approximately 2,700 soldiers.

Anzac Day was first celebrated in 1916. Since then, the holiday has undergone many changes. But the day remains an important New Zealand holiday, with a traditional dawn service and flower laying. Until 1920, the status of ANZAC Day remained highly uncertain because no official day was established to commemorate fallen soldiers. In 1920, the government supported the public's request for an official holiday on 25 April. The law came into force in 1921.