Anzac Day, on April 25 each year is an Australian and New Zealand national day of remembrance for Australians and New Zealanders at home and around the world. The day marks the anniversary of the first big military action by Australian and New Zealand soldiers in World War I on April 25, 1915.

ANZAC is the acronym formed from the first letters of the words Australian and New Zealand Army Corps. It was first written as “A & NZ Army Corps”, when Australian and New Zealand soldiers were grouped together in Egypt waiting to go to Gallipoli, in Turkey, to start fighting. The soldiers who fought at Gallipoli became known as ANZACs. From 1917, soldiers who had fought at Gallipoli wore an “A” badge on their uniforms.

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