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Old 04-25-2014, 06:20 PM
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This is primarily directed towards newer members & the immigrants (& PRs) who have recently moved to Australia.

Can you name 3 national holidays for Australia? Christmas & Boxing day don't count (as they're too obvious).

Have you heard about the Anzac day? Why is it marked as a National Holiday & when during the year?

Do you know the expansion for ANZAC - yes, there is one.

Correct answers: If you're really interested, just plain-old Google. If you're too lazy to Google (you remind me, of myself), give me a week (& I will post the answers).

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Old 04-28-2014, 03:20 PM
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hmmmm really?


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What do people normally do on Anzac day?

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Here's the responses with web-links to browse and learn more:

Can you name 3 national holidays for Australia? Christmas & Boxing day don't count (as they're too obvious).

Anzac Day, Australia Day & Good Friday (among others)

Here's the official Australian government web-page on this:

"http://australia.gov.au/topics/australian-facts-and-figures/public-holidays"


Have you heard about the Anzac day? Why is it marked as a National Holiday & when during the year?

Anzac Day is observed on April 25 every year in rememberance of the lives lost as part of various wars, conflicts & peacekeeping operations. It was originally observed to honor the troops that fought the Ottoman Empire in World War 1 at Gallipoli.

Here's the Wikipedia-page:

"http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anzac_Day"

Do you know the expansion for ANZAC - yes, there is one.

Anyone that clicked on the Wikipedia link (provided above) may have already noted this. Anzac, an acronym, stands for Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC).

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Believe me, I did look-up to find out if there are any specific traditions. I couldn't find any. May be someone in this forum may help us understand what people do & how they observe the Anzac Day, especially in modern times. I'd have thought people may visit memorials and offer their thoughts & prayers with the many lives that have been lost to violence of all kinds.

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