ANZAC Day Adelaide SA
On the 13th of October 1915, South Australians voted to have an 8 Hour Day, which was renamed Anzac Day, honouring soldiers wounded in WW1. The event included a parade through the city of Adelaide and a carnival at Adelaide Oval. The following year April 25 was declared as the date most appropriate to honour Anzac Day.
Anzac Day was first observed by both Australia and New Zealand on April the 25th 1916, in remembrance of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) who fought together at Gallipoli during WW1. Today, ANZAC Day commemorates Australians and New Zealanders who died and served in all military operations.
The Centenary of the Gallipoli landing was on the 25th of April 2015. Between 2014 and 2018 Australia will commemorate the ANZAC Centenary, focusing on the 100 years since our nation’s involvement in WW1.
Anzac Day observance focuses on dawn services at war memorials in both countries and featuring the The Last Post.