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Anzac Day (primary)

04 Mar 2015

Our Subjects / Ā Mātou Kaupapa:
History, Society and culture

What is the significance of Anzac Day?

LEVEL: Primary

Anzac Day is held on 25 April every year and is a public holiday when New Zealanders and Australians remember their armed forces from all wars. On 25 April 1915 the Australia and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) landed at Gallipoli during World War One.

(With the 100th anniversary of World War One the websites in this entry are likely to update and expand.)

A good place to look for facts is Christchurch City Libraries

- Use the drop down 'Explore' option at the top of the page to find the 'kids' section. 
- Then from the menu on the left choose 'homework'. 
- Now scroll down the page until you see 'holidays' - Anzac Day is the first option. 

The page you come to has lots of facts about Anzac Day, and links for you to find more information about it.

HOT TIP: Although this websites has a .com in the address it has been created by librarians, so we can trust the information it gives us.

There is an interesting summary of the history of Anzac Day on Te Ara: The Encyclopedia of New Zealand. This website is an excellent starting point for all questions about New Zealand Aotearoa. The information about Anzac Day is on the 'New Zealand's special national holidays' page which is part of the 'Public Holidays' story.

(To find this story look at the sections link from along the top of the page, then choose 'government and nation'. Scroll down the long list of topics this brings up until you see 'Public Holidays' story.)

HOT TIP: If we scroll down to the bottom of the page we can see that the website belongs to the Ministry for Culture & Heritage, so the information is well-researched and reliable.

If you need information about Anzac Day traditions take a look at our Many Answers entries about the Anzac Day Poppy, Anzac biscuits and Anzac Day poetry.

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