What is ANZAC Day?

Juna • 22 March 2023

ANZAC Day is a solemn occasion that is observed annually by Australians and New Zealanders to commemorate the sacrifice of the members of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) during World War I.

It is held on the 25th of April each year and is marked with a national holiday in both countries.

The ANZACs first made their mark on the world stage during the Battle of Gallipoli in 1915, where they fought courageously against the Ottoman Empire. After a grueling 8-month campaign, the Allied forces were unable to gain a decisive victory and the ANZACs were forced to retreat, with heavy losses.

ANZAC Day is a day of reflection, remembrance, and respect for those who have served and sacrificed for their country. It is a reminder of the courage, strength, and determination of the ANZACs, and the ultimate cost of war.


Check out Holmesglen's ANZAC Day events and join Student Life Team in remembering those who fought during World War I.

"Remembering their sacrifice, honouring their legacy: Lest We Forget."