ANZAC Day is observed in Australia and New Zealand as a remembrance of all those citizens who died in wars, conflicts and other peacekeeping activities. It is considered as the National day of Australia and New Zealand which gives an opportunity to remember all the Australian’s and New Zealanders who suffered for their country.
The abbreviation of ANZAC is Australian and New Zealand Army Corps. Originally ANZAC Day is celebrated in every 25th April in order to honor all the members of ANZAC. They were formed during the age of Ottoman Empire at Gallipol during World War I.
ANZAC Day is also observed in other countries like Niue, Cook Islands, Tonga and Pitcairn Islands. Now it is no longer observed as the National Day in countries like Samoa or Papua New Guinea.
The ANZAC Day 2004 Google Doodle is released on 24th April. ANZAC 2004 Google doodle included simple soldier hat and a poppy flower wreath. Poppy flower is always related to Remembrance Day as it is the symbol of the soldier’s blood, resembling red poppy.
The date April 25 was officially declared as the ANZAC Day in 1916. In that year the commemorative ceremonies were conducted in Australia and New Zealand and the march through the London city by Australian and New Zealand Battalion troops.ANZAC Day is just similar to other observations such as Remembrance Day, Armistice Day and Veteran’s Day. On this occasion remembrance services like dawn services and commemorative marches take place.
After the World War II ANZAC Day was modified to the day for remembrance of those who have died in Second World War for Australia and New Zealand. Later it was broadened as to co –memorize all those who suffer for their home country in different incidents.
From 1997 during the occasion of ANZAC Day a Rugby League match is conducted as ANZAC Test. The match is played between Australia and New Zealand a week before the ANZAC Day. So it will help to attain more attention of people to convey the importance of the day.