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Australia: Anzac Day celebrations across the country April 25

Heightened security measures for Anzac Day celebrations across Australia on April 25

24 Apr 03:37 AM UTC
TIMEFRAME expected from 4/23/2018, 12:00 AM until 4/25/2018, 11:59 PM (Australia/Sydney). COUNTRY/REGION Canberra, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth, Melbourne

Event

Parades and other commemorative events will take place across Australia to mark Anzac Day on Wednesday, April 25. Anzac Day is a day of remembrance in honor of Australian and New Zealand Army Corps soldiers. An increased security presence should be anticipated surrounding all planned events and in major urban centers. Commemorative events include:

Context

Observed annually on April 25, Anzac Day is a national memorial holiday in Australia and New Zealand that commemorates all Australians and New Zealanders who have served and died in war. Anzac Day was originally designated to honor the members of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) who participated in the 1915 Battle of Gallipoli, the first major battle involving Australia and New Zealand in World War I.

Advice

Individuals present in Australia should remain alert, follow all instructions issued by authorities, and avoid particularly crowded areas. Individuals should anticipate transportation disruptions and plan ahead for congestion and delays.

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